Sammy Gensaw (Yurok) of the youth group The Ancestral Guard prepares salmon in a traditional fashion on the Klamath River in the heart of the Yurok Reservation (northern California).
Sammy Gensaw (Yurok) prepares salmon in a traditional fashion on the Klamath River in the heart of the Yurok Reservation. Courtesy of Sanjay Rawal

GATHER, the film

Illumine Service Foundation
Jamaica, NY

Gather is a storytelling project that portrays the growing food sovereignty movement among Native Americans who are reclaiming their spiritual, political, and cultural identities through a revival of ancestral food systems.
The project is centered on a feature-length film directed by Sanjay Rawal and produced by Tanya Meillier and Sterlin Harjo, which is expected to be completed in early 2019. This project is in collaboration with First Nations Development Institute.

Photo by Renan Ozturk & Taylor Rees