“Who Are My People?” is a 1 x 60 (1 hour) television documentary film on the current and controversial topic of the build out of large solar renewable plants in the deserts of the West. Television coverage of the story has been minimal because of the remote locations involved. But Lundahl, who has an Emmy Award® winning public television track record including two 1 x 60 documentaries on Native American topics and a series of interstitials on technology, filmed and distributed globally, was undeterred.
Lundahl worked with Native American Elders, Reverend Ron Van Fleet (Mojave), Phil Smith (Chemehuevi), Alfredo Figueroa (Yaqui/Chemehuevi), and Preston Arrow-weed (Quechan/Kumeyaay) to create “Who Are My People? This is the first film to focus on the Native American response to desert utility scale solar renewables as a matter or current events, policy, and history. The film takes the shape of the film maker’s personal narrative about a journey to the desert.
“Who Are My People?” pays homage to a previous generation and attracts those with memories of why the environment is important. It addresses the issue of why people are important regardless of race or class and how communities are connected through environment and practices in the name of the environment, gold mining, logging, and now solar energy.
Produced and Directed by Film Maker Robert Lundahl. Written by Robert Lundahl and John Boyd (Elwha Klallam, Arrow-Lakes Band).
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