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In the Light of Reverence

PBS Premiere: August 14, 2001


Devils Tower. The Four Corners. Mount Shasta. All places of extraordinary beauty — and impassioned controversy — as Indians and non-Indians struggle to co-exist with very different ideas about how the land should be used. For Native Americans, the land is sacred and akin to the world's greatest cathedrals. For others, the land should be used for industry and recreation. Narrated by Peter Coyote and Tantoo Cardinal (Metis), In the Light of Reverence is a beautifully rendered account of the struggles of the Lakota in the Black Hills, the Hopi in Arizona and the Wintu in California to protect their sacred sites. An Independent Television Service (ITVS) & Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT) Co-presentation and a Television Race Initiative (TRI) Selection.

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TAGS: hopi, indian, native american, religion, sacred places, spirituality, tribe

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Film Information

In the Light of Reverence (75 min.)

Premiere Date: August 14, 2001

Streaming Dates: Expired

Filmmakers: Christopher McLeod, Malinda Maynor Bio | Interview | Statement

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Christopher McLeod
Christopher McLeod
Malinda Maynor
Malinda Maynor

Beautifully illuminates indigenous peoples' resistance to environmental devastation and their determination to protect our common future.”

— Robert Redford


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