“Who Are My People?”
In the Mojave Desert of Southern California, the world’s energy companies converge to produce power. Large environmental groups like NRDC and the Sierra Club have partnered with energy companies and utilities. They’ve impacted ecosystems, migrating birds, and tortoise, destroyed sacred places from ancient civilizations.
The LA Times indicates,
we are at a “Flashpoint”
between competing value-systems. Bodies have been exhumed, and geoglyphs destroyed, in an area that is a long-term indigenous settlement.
“Who Are My People?” depicts how the world’s energy firms like Solar Millennium, have met their match in a small group of Native American elders, in the hottest desert on the planet.
The film takes us behind the scenes of
two of the largest solar projects in the world,
“fast tracked” by US renewable energy policies.
With Don Alfredo Figueroa (Yaqui, Chemehuevi), Reverend Ronald Van Fleet (Mojave Traditional/Hereditary Chief), Phil Smith (Chemehuevi). Preston Arrow-weed, (Quechan/Kumeyaay), Chemehuevi Chairman Charles Wood. Tracks, Keith Secola (Iron Mountain Ojibwe), Jesus (Chuey) Figueroa, (Chemehuevi, Yaqui, Chichimeca), Victor Van Fleet (Mojave) and Bird Singers, Larry Eddy (CRIT).
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Robert Lundahl–Film Maker