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: Devils Tower in Wyoming, the Colorado Plateau in the Southwest and Mount Shasta in California. Rich in minerals and beloved by recreational users, these “holy lands” exert a spiritual gravity that pulls Native Americans into conflict with mining companies, New Age practitioners and rock climbers. Ironically, all sides see themselves as besieged. This award-winning film documents the Lakota, Hopi and Winnemem Wintu efforts to protect their most sacred places. Their battles tell a new story of culture clashes in an ancient landscape.

You can screen our trailer for free. To watch the award-winning 72-minute film, In the Light of Reverence – and keep us in good graces with our educational distributor, Bullfrog Films – we ask that you make a $4 donation through Vimeo to rent the film for 2 days. You will be asked to enter an email address, create a password, and pay with a credit card or Paypal, and then you will be able to enjoy the film any time during the next 48 hours! It only takes 2 minutes to get through the payment. Thanks very much!

Produced and Directed by Christopher McLeod. Co-Produced by Malinda Maynor. Written by Jessica Abbe. Edited by Will Parrinello. Narrated by Peter Coyote and Tantoo Cardinal. Educational Distributor: Bullfrog Films.

“This film is a wake-up call for everyone who cares
about the environment and human rights.”
— Robert Redford