Gather

Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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Docu on food sovereignty has positive messages, role models.

NR 2020 74 minutes

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age 15+

LEAVE THE BUFFALO ALONE

I think this film is ok..but just one disappointing part is from the teenager name Elsie Debray and her scientific study on Buffalo MEAT. Buffalo had suffered a genocide and they were almost extinct here in the America's. Why in the world would you put them back in the slaughter house? Promoting to kill Buffalo again is the type of colonialism b.s. this film is promoting .
age 8+

Do yourself a favor and watch this film

This uplifting and powerful film explores the healing power of food sovereignty. It offers insightful historical context about the extremely high cases of issues such as obesity, substance, drug and alcohol abuse, and suicide on today’s Native American reservations and focuses on individuals who have healed from these traumas through the power of connecting with indigenous foods. One of the film’s threads follows a high school aged native woman’s science fair project that compares the molecules in fat from typical grain fed cattle and the grass fed bison on her family’s land. While the results are not surprising - yes the bison fat is much healthier, for all involved - the thread is one of many beautifully woven stories told throughout this uplifting film. This film educates without being overly graphic or explicit - my six year old was intrigued and watched the first half with me. There were a few times, when they alluded to alcohol abuse, child abuse, and other forms of inter-generational trauma, I was very worried it would be too much for my sensitive child, but it was all stated in such a way that it was neither graphic nor explicit, and the overall message was one of healing and transformation. The director took a graceful and light touch, and the music is beautiful as well! There is a very strong underlying anti-drug and anti-alcohol message as well. For more information on the movement for Indigenous Food Sovereignty, visit: www.nativefoodsystems.org “The industrial revolution is over, and we need to be part of the restorative revolution.”

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