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January 15, 2010
In the Light of Reverence at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Posted by: Marlo McKenzie

Sacred Land Film Project director Toby McLeod and writer Jessica Abbe will be in attendance at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival’s screening of In the Light of Reverence this weekend. If you are in the neighborhood and can join them please do stop by. The film will screen this Saturday, Jan.  16, at 1:30 [...]

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October 15, 2009
In the Light of Reverence Screening Oct. 22
Posted by: Marlo McKenzie

In the Light of Reverence, Toby McLeod’s award-winning film exploring American culture’s relationship to nature in three places considered sacred by native peoples — the Colorado Plateau in the Southwest, Mount Shasta in California, and Devils Tower in Wyoming — will be screening as part of the Chico Green Film and Solution Series, at 7:30 [...]

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October 15, 2009
Oct. 22nd, Screening of In the…
Posted by: Toby McLeod

Oct. 22nd, Screening of In the Light of Reverence in Chico CA, http://tinyurl.com/yzubmqs

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September 19, 2009
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Posted by: Toby McLeod

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August 20, 2009
In the Light of Reverence – Devils Tower
Posted by: Quinn Costello
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August 20, 2009
In the Light of Reverence – Filmmaker Interview
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August 20, 2009
In the Light of Reverence Preview
Posted by: Quinn Costello
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August 18, 2009
In the Light of Reverence – Peabody Coal
Posted by: Quinn Costello
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October 24, 2008
In the Light of Reverence
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About the Film Ten years in the making, In the Light of Reverence explores American culture’s relationship to nature in three places considered sacred by native peoples: the Colorado Plateau in the Southwest, Mount Shasta in California, and Devils Tower in Wyoming. Rich in minerals and timber and beloved by recreational users, these “holy lands” [...]

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September 4, 2004
D.C. Screening of In the Light of Reverence and Panel Discussion on September 23, During Opening of the National Museum of the American Indian
Posted by: Toby McLeod

An afternoon screening of In the Light of Reverence and a panel discussion with Native American leaders Winona LaDuke, Oren Lyons, Henrietta Mann and Caleen Sisk-Franco will be presented during the week of the opening of Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, in Washington D.C., in association with Spirit: The Seventh Fire, a theatrical [...]

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October 3, 2003
Two Screenings and Special Events in Denver, Colorado Sacred Lands Forum at National Preservation Conference October 3 — 1:30 to 5 PM
Posted by: Toby McLeod

An afternoon panel discussion on Native American Sacred Lands will take place as part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual conference in Denver, Colorado, on Friday, October 3, from 1:30 to 5 PM. A two-hour dialogue will follow a screening of In the Light of Reverence. The panel will include moderator Chris Peters [...]

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September 18, 2003
In Rapid City, South Dakota: Benefit Screening of In the Light of Reverence and Discussion with Julia Butterfly Hill, Winona LaDuke & Christopher McLeod
Posted by: Toby McLeod

Join us at the historic Elks Theatre for a screening of In the Light of Reverence followed by a discussion with Native American author Winona LaDuke, forest activist Julia Butterfly Hill and filmmaker Christopher McLeod. Proceeds benefit Defenders of the Black Hills, local activists fighting to stop the clear-cutting of the remaining wilderness areas in [...]

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November 25, 2002
In the Light of Reverence Teacher’s Guide Published
Posted by: Toby McLeod

The Sacred Land Film Project has published a 48-page Teacher’s Guide for use with In the Light of Reverence, our award-winning documentary film on Native American sacred land struggles. The guide contains 23 activities for high school and college teachers in the areas of Social Studies, Environment and Language Arts.

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March 26, 2002
Sacred Lands Protection Forum in Washington, DC
Posted by: Toby McLeod

The Sacred Land Film Project helped organize a forum on sacred land protection at the Department of the Interior headquarters as part of a week-long conference (from March 19-22) convened to form a national Sacred Lands Protection Coalition. The DOI forum was intended to draw the attention of legislators and federal land managers toward improving [...]

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March 26, 2002
Sacred Lands Protection Forum in Washington, DC
Posted by: Toby McLeod

The Sacred Land Film Project helped organize a forum on sacred land protection at the Department of the Interior headquarters as part of a week-long conference (from March 19-22) convened to form a national Sacred Lands Protection Coalition. The DOI forum was intended to draw the attention of legislators and federal land managers toward improving [...]

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November 1, 2001
Ford Foundation grant
Posted by: Toby McLeod

In October of 2001, the Sacred Land Film Project received a grant from the Ford Foundation to expand the distribution opportunities for In the Light of Reverence. The $200,000 grant allows us to produce a DVD version of the film, hold more community screenings around the country, expand our website, publish a Teacher’s Guide and [...]

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September 1, 2001
Devils Tower
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While many threats to sacred places come from natural-resource extraction and development, a different sort of battle continues in Wyoming, at a place the Lakota call Mato Tipila (The Lodge of the Bear), better known as Devils Tower. At issue: climbing a sacred site. Lakota scholar Vine Deloria, Jr. explains, “It’s not that Indians should [...]

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September 1, 2001
In the Light of Reverence
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Ten years in the making, In the Light of Reverence explores American culture’s relationship to nature in three places considered sacred by native peoples: the Colorado Plateau in the Southwest, Mt. Shasta in California, and Devils Tower in Wyoming. Rich in minerals and timber and beloved by recreational users, these “holy lands” exert a spiritual [...]

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August 14, 2001
Broadcast on POV and a new Discussion Guide from TRI!
Posted by: Toby McLeod

In the Light of Reverence was nationally broadcast on PBS, on P.O.V., the groundbreaking series of independent documentaries! It was the highest-rated POV show of the summer, with 3 million viewers tuning in. The Television Race Initiative published a great facilitator’s guide to accompany the broadcast.You can download the Discussion Guide from the POV website [...]

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June 1, 2001
In the Light of Reverence wins Jury Award at Telluride Mountainfilm
Posted by: Toby McLeod

Two jam-packed screenings of In the Light of Reverence highlighted this year’s Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. After each screening, viewers were treated to a discussion between Lakota scholar Vine Deloria, Jr. and filmmaker Christopher McLeod. In the Q&A, an angry rock climber challenged Deloria’s contention that climbers should stay off Devils Tower in Wyoming, but when [...]

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February 16, 2001
In the Light of Reverence accepted for national broadcast on PBS!
Posted by: Toby McLeod

The PBS series POV (“Point of View”) – the premiere broadcast venue for independent documentary films – has accepted In the Light of Reverence for national broadcast on public television on August 14, 2001 at 10:00 PM (check your local listings).

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November 11, 2000
In the Light of Reverence is an Award-Winning Film!
Posted by: Toby McLeod

In the Light of Reverence was awarded the Best Documentary Feature award at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco on November 11, 2000. Though the film is not yet 100% finished – as we await word from the PBS series POV (Point of View) – we presented a “special advance screening” of the [...]

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October 15, 2000
Sacred Earth Conference
Posted by: Toby McLeod

Seventh Generation Fund will convene a “Sacred Earth Conference” from April 19-22, 2001 at Seattle University in Washington. The goal of the conference will be to form a native directed coalition to address the issue of sacred site protection. In the Light of Reverence will be screened on the first night of the conference. For [...]

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October 7, 1999
ITVS and NAPT Completion Funding!
Posted by: Toby McLeod

The Sacred Land Film Project has received completion funding from the Independent Television Service (ITVS) to finish the documentary In the Light of Reverence for public television. This ensures completion of the broadcast version of the film by July 2000. A simultaneous grant from Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT) gives the film a second important [...]

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April 1, 1999
Screening of Rough Cut
Posted by: Toby McLeod

The Museum of the California Indian will present a screening of a 30 minute rough cut of In the Light of Reverence at the Presidio, in conjunction with Earth Day. A panel discussion will follow with Chris Peters (Pohlik-lah/Karuk) Executive Director of the Seventh Generation Fund, Christopher (Toby) McLeod, Director of the Sacred Land Film [...]

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