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Gather (2020)

An inspiring and hopeful look at the indigenous food sovereignty movement

Documentary, Drama

best
THE VERY BEST

8.2

movie

United States

English

Inspiring, Instructive, Mind-blowing

2020

Sanjay Rawal

74 min

Synopsis

A portrait of a growing movement amongst Indigenous Americans to reclaim their spiritual and cultural identities through obtaining sovereignty over their ancestral food systems, while battling against the historical trauma brought on by centuries of genocide.

Our Take

8.2
The Staff

This insightful and uplifting documentary is about a growing movement within indigenous communities: obtaining food sovereignty by going back to pre-genocide ways of cultivating food.

The violent changes that have affected indigenous communities don’t impact just the people, but also the animals, the fish, and the land. All of these are now bearing the brunt of climate change.

Historically, North American governments forbid Native people from fishing and cultivating their foods as a way to repress them and create dependency. Gather is as much a recognition of the damage that was done as it is a forward-looking vision about how these communities are taking control of their faiths.

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