Standing On Sacred Ground

Standing On Sacred Ground

Sacred Land Film Project and Bullfrog Films present a FREE online screening of the four-film series STANDING ON SACRED GROUND, featuring live discussions with the filmmaker Christopher "Toby" McLeod and indigenous leaders from around the world.

Friday, April 17, noon PT/3 pm ET through Sunday, May 17, 2020, midnight ET

FREE and open to the public. (No sign up or sign in required to watch the film!)

One film per week of the four episodes in the STANDING ON SACRED GROUND series will be available through May 17.

Please join us for weekly live post-screening discussions with filmmaker Christopher McLeod and indigenous leaders, including Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk, author and activist Winona LaDuke, Gamo elder Wolde Tadesse from Ethiopia, and Native Hawaiians Emmett Aluli, Davianna McGregor and Luana Busby-Nef (Sign up!)

Special Bonus! Stream the prequel, IN THE LIGHT OF REVERENCE, Free Next Week (May 18 through May 25) and Hear Behind-the-Scenes Stories from the Production Crew. See details below!

A Series of Four Films

In this four-part series, indigenous people from eight different cultures stand up for their traditional sacred lands in defense of cultural survival, human rights and the environment.


Film Screening Schedule

Pilgrims and Tourists

Pilgrims and Tourists

In the Altai Republic of Russia and in Northern California, indigenous shamans resist massive government projects that threaten nature and culture.

Free streaming: Friday, April 17, noon PT/3 pm ET to Thursday, April 23

Discussion: Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk, Thursday, April 23, noon PT/3 pm ET 

Sample scenesWinnemem and Altai

Profit and Loss

Profit and Loss

From Papua New Guinea to the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, native people fight the loss of land, water, and health to mining and oil industries.

Free streaming: Friday, April 24, noon PT/3 pm ET to Thursday, April 30

Discussion: Author and activist Winona LaDuke, Thursday, April 30, noon PT/3 pm ET

Sample scenesPapua New Guinea and Alberta Tar Sands

Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

From the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia to the Andes of Peru, indigenous highland communities battle threats to their forests, farms, and faith.

Free streaming: Friday, May 1, noon PT/3 pm ET to Thursday, May 7

Discussion: Gamo elder Wolde Tadesse from Ethiopia, Thursday, May 7, noon PT/3 pm ET

Sample scenesEthiopia and Peru

Islands of Sanctuary

Islands of Sanctuary

Aboriginal Australians and Native Hawaiians reclaim land from the government and the military, and resist the erosion of culture and environment.

Free streaming: Friday, May 8, noon PT/3 pm ET to Sunday May 17

Discussion: Native Hawaiians Emmett Aluli, Davianna McGregor and Luana Busby-Neff, Friday, May 15, noon PT/ 3 pm ET (Hawai‘i 9am)

Sample scenesAustralia and Hawai‘i

In the Light of Reverence

In the Light of Reverence

As a special bonus to our STANDING ON SACRED GROUND film festival, you can stream our award-winning feature film, In the Light of Reverence from Monday, May 18 through Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. Robert Redford called the film "a wake-up call for everyone who cares about the environment and human rights." 

Free streaming: Monday, May 18 through Monday, May 25

Discussion: Producer/Director Toby McLeod will host a live interactive Zoom conversation with Co-Producer Malinda Maynor (Lumbee), Writer Jessica Abbe, Editor Will Parrinello, and Cinematographer Andy Black, Friday, May 22, noon PT/3 pm ET

Hear the backstory of ten years of filmmaking, humorous anecdotes, how the distribution campaign is still thriving after 20 years, and more.

WATCH THE FILM. (Available NOW!)

The post-screening discussions are available on Facebook Live @SacredLand!


April 17, 2020 to May 31, 2020
Bullfrog Communities Streaming