Gather

74 mins.
Directed by Sanjay Rawal
2020

Playing through November 26. 
 

  • Platform:  Amherst Cinema via Agile Ticketing
  • Ticket details: $7.50 to Amherst Cinema Members, $10.75 general admission  //  30 days to start watching  //  three days to finish once started
  • How to watch:  Through the internet browser on your computer, tablet, or smart phone
     

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GATHER director Sanjay Rawal and Neftalí Durán, food activist and co-founder of I-Collective, joined us Tuesday, November 17 for a live virtual Q&A. Click here to watch the discussion on our Facebook Page.


GATHER is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.

The film follows Nephi Craig, a chef from the White Mountain Apache Nation (Arizona), opening an indigenous café as a nutritional recovery clinic; Elsie Dubray, a young scientist from the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation (South Dakota), conducting landmark studies on bison; and the Ancestral Guard, a group of environmental activists from the Yurok Nation (Northern California), trying to save the Klamath river.


"The film wonderfully weaves personal stories with archival footage that contextualizes the continued violence against Native Americans. Rawal covers a substantial amount of ground and deftly balances the dense material without losing sight of the mission driving the bigger story: Healing from generational trauma sometimes starts with just one person." – Lovia Gyarkye. A New York Times Critic's Pick!