37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024


Powerlands inage _FINAL Play Button

Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso is a young Navajo filmmaker investigating the displacement of her ancestors and the devastation of the land where she was born by major chemical companies. Traveling to La Guajira in rural Colombia, the Tampakan region of the Philippines, and the Tehuantepec Isthmus of Mexico, as well as to the protests at Standing Rock, she comes across like-minded Indigenous women who battle life-threatening stakes to preserve their culture, their home, and our Earth to avoid looming catastrophe.

Discussion with Director Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso, moderated by Adriana Greci Green (VAFF)

This film is part of the Indigenous Cinema of the Americas Series presented by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This film is also part of the Environmental Film Series presented by Southern Environmental Law Center.



Friday, November 4


6:00 PM


Violet Crown 4

Film Info

Director: Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso

Runtime: 75 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2022

Country: USA

Language: English