Fidel Moreno, an Oscar-nominated director, will show his film "Gathering Our Hearts at Standing Rock" a documentary work in progress. He will discuss the film, answer questions and will facilitate a water blessing ceremony at the start of the program.
The film was culled from 18 hours of interviews with 33 people at Standing Rock — including youth, mothers, grandmothers, grandfathers, First Nation people and non-Indian supporters. This chronicles the story of the Water Protectors at Standing Rock and their connection to the history of the American Indian Movement on their treaty-given lands of the American West. Fidel Moreno identifies as Huichol, Chichimeca and Mexican American. He is an Oscar nominee in the Best Short Documentary category as co-producer and co-director of “Wiping the Tears of 7 Generations.”
Sponsor: Congregation Ahavath Sholom