Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 7 PM EST
Available on demand until 7 PM EST, November 23, 2020
(USA, 2019, 74 min.)
Director: Treva Wurmfeld
Producers: Treva Wurmfeld, Julianna Brannum (Comanche), Alli Hunter Joseph (Shinnecock)
In the Hamptons, one of the wealthiest zip codes in the U.S., hedge funders sell home compounds for millions of dollars. However, before the rise of lavish homes, golf courses, and exclusive parties, lies the history of the area's original inhabitants—the Shinnecock Indian Nation. Without powerful advocates, the tribe has been edged off their land due to decades of rampant development, sparking a battle to define land as either a commodity or a birthright. Rebecca Hill-Genia, a Shinnecock activist, along with other tribal members and allies, makes it her mission to protect the land and fight for the tribe’s community, heritage, and home.\n
Conversation to follow with Treva Wurmfeld, Rebecca Hill-Genia, and Julianna Brannum, moderated by Cindy Benitez, National Museum of the American Indian.","additional_description":"
Native Cinema Showcase is made possible by the support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Generous support provided in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, and The Walt Disney Company.