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June 28, 2013
Moscow Premiere of “Pilgrims and Tourists in the Pastures of Heaven” on July 1
Posted by: Nico Correia

Please join us for the Moscow premiere of Pilgrims and Tourists in the Pastures of Heaven at the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow on July 1. This hour-long documentary film is the first episode of the new four-part Standing on Sacred Ground series, and it will be screened with Russian subtitles.

The film will be shown at the Multimedia Art Museum, Ostozhenka 16, on July 1 at 7pm, with Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk from California, Danil Mamyev, Altaian cultural leader and founder of Uch Enmek Nature Park, and film director Christopher (Toby) McLeod all appearing in person to answer questions after the film.

In Pilgrims and Tourists in the Pastures of Heaven, indigenous shamans of the Altai Republic of Russia and the Winnemem Wintu Tribe of northern California tribe find common ground in defending ancestral burial grounds and protecting their sacred lands. In both countries, communities confront changes from modernism, recreational land use, and resource development. These two stories are the first of eight stories from around the world where indigenous communities are working to protect traditional lands and cultures.

The Standing on Sacred Ground series is produced by the Sacred Land Film Project of Earth Island Institute. Our Moscow screening is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy with funding from Trust for Mutual Understanding.


This is such an important story to be told around the planet. I am developing Conscious Travel – an alternative to the mass industrial model and much of our work is based on indigenous values of the sacredness of place. I shall share this information and hope we can connect and find ways of getting this film series wider attention.
Wishing you all success

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