Gather

Gather Film Still

Screenings

June 11, 2020June 20, 2020
(All day) /
New York digital edition
Film available to stream across the US from June 11-20
June 20, 2020
8:00 PM /
New York digital edition
Live Q&A on Saturday June 20, 8:00 PM EDT w/ filmmaker Sanjay Rawal, HRW's Acting Women's Rights Co-Director Amanda Klasing & special guests
QA Session with the Filmmaker
Join us for a digital film festival screening + live Q&A. 
Watch the film at your own pace, or join us for a shared viewing experience: 
 
Saturday, June 20 
US audiences can tune in to watch the film along with us on our festival's streaming site
6:40 PM EDT –  Start watching the film
8:00 PM EDT - Join us for a live Q&A w/ filmmaker Sanjay Rawal and others
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Film description: Gather celebrates the fruits of the indigenous food sovereignty movement, profiling innovative changemakers in Native American tribes across North America reclaiming their identities after centuries of physical and cultural genocide. On the Apache reservation, a chef embarks on a ambitious project to reclaim his tribe’s ancient ingredients; in South Dakota, a gifted Lakota high school student, raised on a buffalo ranch, is using science to prove her tribe’s native wisdom about environmental sustainability; and in Northern California, a group of young men from the Yurok tribe is struggling to rehabilitate its rivers to protect the salmon. Gather beautifully shows how the reclaiming and recovery of ancient foodways provides a form of resistance and survival, collectively bringing back health and self-determination to their people.

 “Fighting for water rights and fighting for hunting rights, and maintaining our food ways is our own battle to fight for our human rights. " - Nephi Craig, Gather

Filmmaker(s): 
Sanjay Rawal
Country of Production: 
United States
Year: 
2020
74m
Language(s): 
English
Genre: 
Documentary
Filmmaker Bio(s): 
Sanjay Rawal
Director

Sanjay spent 15 years working on human rights campaigns globally. He also ran initiatives for acclaimed artists and philanthropists, one of whom encouraged him to start making films. Sanjay’s first documentary, FOOD CHAINS (2014), was produced by Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser with narration by Forest Whitaker. The film won numerous awards, was released theatrically in 40 cities by Screen Media and was acquired by Netflix.

Sanjay’s second effort took a sharp turn into non-traditional filmmaking. Applying narrative cinematic technique, Sanjay directed a sweeping expedition film. 3100: RUN AND BECOME was released theatrically in the US in 20 markets last fall. It is now opening theatrically internationally.