"Gather" Screening with Director Sanjay Rawal

Join CCOF for a private screening and director’s Q&A of the film "Gather" on December 10!
 
"Gather" is a timely portrait of the growing movement among Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political, and cultural identities through food sovereignty.
 

About "Gather" and its Director, Sanjay Rawal

CCOF is a community that values food. A respectful relationship to the earth is integral to the spirit of organic farming; it is what many of us feel sets organic farming apart from all other forms of agriculture. However, reverence for the earth and her bounty has always been the case for indigenous communities. Please join CCOF as we learn more about indigenous history, culture, and foodways at a private screening of "Gather."
 
"Gather" follows Native Americans on the frontlines of the growing movement to reconnect with spiritual and cultural identities devastated by genocide. An indigenous Apache chef embarks on an ambitious project to build a cafe on the White Mountain Apache Reservation, serving traditional foods lost to time; in South Dakota, a gifted high school student, raised on a buffalo ranch on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, is proving her tribe’s native wisdom through her passion for science; and a group of young men from the Yurok Nation in Northern California fights to keep their culture alive and rehabilitate the habitat of their sacred salmon. All these stories combine to show how the recovery of ancient foodways marks a path forward for Native Americans to bring back health and vitality to their people.
 
This special screening of "Gather" includes a Q&A with director Sanjay Rawal.
 
A James Beard Award winning filmmaker, Rawal made "Food Chains," which chronicled the battle of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers—a small group of Oaxacan and Chiapan indigenous farmworkers in Florida—against the largest agribusiness conglomerates in the world. The film was released theatrically in a number of countries and won numerous awards, including citations from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the Clinton Global Initiative, and the White House. The film was also a winner of the 2016 BritDoc Impact award and several festival prizes.
 
Rawal’s last film "3100: Run and Become" won several festival prizes, had a robust theatrical release in the United States in 2018 and is opening in traditional theatrical engagements across Europe and Australia in 2020 and 2021.
 

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Bundle up, tell the kids it’s movie night at home, and join us for this special and poignant showing of "Gather."
 
At this time, CCOF is only showing “Gather” to our certified members and staff—look for an invitation in your inbox on November 16! If you’d like more information about how to show “Gather” to your staff, school, or socially-distanced circles, contact the CCOF Foundation at ccoffoundation@ccof.org or (831) 423-2263.

 

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