In this moving visual poem, Christopher McLeod explores why certain places are held to be sacred and how wilderness nourishes the soul. Stories include a pivotal Native Hawaiian protest against geothermal drilling in the Wao Kele O Puna rainforest on the Big Island, the vision song of Southern Ute elder Eddie Box, and an interview with Earth First founder Dave Foreman. As McLeod was moving toward In the Light of Reverence and Standing on Sacred Ground, a grant from the American Film Institute enabled him to edit footage he had shot into Voices of the Land—with beautiful voiceover by Rachel Bagby—and finish this short 20-minute film as a treatment for the longer documentaries that would come to fruition years later.