The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community series presents "Gathering Our Hearts at Standing Rock," a documentary film work in progress, by Oscar-nominated director, Fidel Moreno.
Culled form 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."
This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.