“Who Are My People?” is a 1 x 60 (1 hour) television documentary film on the current and controversial topic of the build out of large scale renewable energy in the deserts of the West.
The LA Times indicates, we are at a “Flashpoint” between competing value-systems. Bodies have been exhumed, and geoglyphs destroyed, in an area that is a long-term indigenous settlement. “Who Are My People?” depicts how the world’s energy firms like Solar Millennium, the German Solar Giant, have met their match in a small group of Native American elders, in the hottest desert on the planet.
The film takes us behind the scenes of two of the largest solar projects in the world, “fast tracked” by US renewable energy policies.
WITH DON ALFREDO FIGUEROA (YAQUI, CHEMEHUEVI), REVEREND RONALD VAN FLEET (MOJAVE TRADITIONAL/HEREDITARY CHIEF), PHIL SMITH (CHEMEHUEVI). PRESTON ARROW-WEED (QUECHAN, KUMEYAAY), CHEMEHUEVI CHAIRMAN CHARLES WOOD. TRACKS: KEITH SECOLA (IRON MOUNTAIN OJIBWE), JESUS FIGUEROA (CHEMEHUEVI, YAQUI, CHICHIMECA), VICTOR VAN FLEET (MOJAVE) AND BIRD SINGERS, LARRY EDDY (CRIT).
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