PBS will Air GROUNDWORKS – California Native artists share their creative practices within the Land Back movement.
On San Francisco’s first official Indigenous People’s Day, a group of Native artists contributed a dance performance, Groundworks, to the annual Sunrise Ceremony on Alcatraz nearly 50 years after the Indians of All Tribes occupied the island. Their contemporary creative practices and activism help these artists work towards the reclamation of Native lands while restoring traditional ways.
GROUNDWORKS profiles four California Native co-creators of the Groundworks project – an immersive, year-long media collaboration that culminated with a performance on Alcatraz Island on San Francisco’s first official Indigenous Peoples Day in October 2018. While weaving together these artists’ stories and their contemporary ways of sharing traditional knowledge, GROUNDWORKS also explores land management issues, water rights, and food-security – concerns for all Americans, especially in an age of climate change.
GROUNDWORKS Film – Groundworks profiles the work of four California Native cultural artists of the “Groundworks” project—a performance on Alcatraz Island on San Francisco’s first official Indigenous People’s Day in October 2018
October 22nd – Native Arts Expo Gualala, CA
November 18th – Oakland Museum of California
Bernadette Antoinette Smith
L Frank Manriquez
Tia Taurere Clearsky – Editor
Ian Garrett- Director, Producer, Writer, Camera
Justine Garrett – Writer, Producer
Tiśina T. Parker- Co-Producer, Writer, Camera
Don Schroeder – Consulting Producer