Powerlands Extravaganza — Film and Discussion
Join us in celebrating Native American heritage month by viewing the film Powerlands and attending the December 1st, Powerlands Extravaganza. The Powerlands Extravaganza will feature a discussion with the film's director, questions and answers with university deans and faculty, a dinner featuring Native American cuisine, and a big screen viewing of the Powerlands.
Powerlands is an important film that provides insight into the negative impacts that the energy industry has on indigenous communities across three continents. It is the winner of several awards including: Best Feature, American Documentary & Animation Film Festival (AmDocs) 2022; The 2022 Rigoberta Menchú Grand Prize; Best Environmental Film, Arizona International Film Festival. The film's director, Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso, is an award winning queer Navajo filmmaker who began working on the film when she was 19.
Upon registering for this event, you will receive an email with an access code to watch the film online. UMass and other Five College students, staff, and faculty can access streaming through Moodle (you will be sent a link and access code). Those not affiliated with any of the Five Colleges, may view the film online from November 16th through December 1st at Amherst Cinema's Virtual Cinema. The film will also be shown, on December 1 - the night of the Powerlands Extravaganza.
Event Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
In-person Screening Location: Carney Family Auditorium , Furcolo Hall - UMass Amherst College of Education
Event Start Time: The event starts at 5 pm EST - the auditorium will open at 4:30 pm
Dinner: At the conclusion of the panel (approximately 6 pm) a dinner will be provided to registered attendees.
Film: “We feel there is something important that happens for the film when seeing it in a theater with an audience, as it's meant as a tool to support collective action and responsibility.” - Jordan Flaherty, Co-Producer of Powerlands
The film will be shown in the Carney Family auditorium at approximately 6:30 PM.
*More information about Powerlands can be found at the links listed below
“Powerlands”: Young Diné Filmmaker on Indigenous Resistance to Resource Colonization Worldwide Democracy Now! https://www.democracynow.org/2022/4/22/powerlands_global_indigenous_resistance_climate_crisis
Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso Interview at Sedona International Film Festival, 2022 https://youtu.be/9roRP8MESnY
POWERLANDS Awarded by AMDOCS 2022 https://youtu.be/2wybMlbVqzY
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UMass affiliates can virtually view the film when logged into Moodle at: https://umass.moonami.com/course/view.php?id=33860.
The general public can view the film ahead of the event through the Amherst Cinema's Virtual Cinema at https://amherstcinema.org/films-and-events/powerlands
- The Energy Transition Institute @ UMass Amherst
- Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success at UMass Amherst
- College of Education at UMass Amherst
- College of Engineering at UMass Amherst
- College of Humanities and Fine Arts at UMass Amherst
- College of Natural Sciences at UMass Amherst
- Department of History at UMass Amherst
- Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies
- UMass Amherst Libraries’ Sustainability Fund
- This event is made possible with financial support from the Mellon Foundation
- Department of Student Development