On December 4, 2022, at 5:00pm, Mountain Watershed Association will be hosting a free screening for the documentary “Gather” at Sanaview Farms in Champion, PA. “Gather” is a film about indigenous foodways and sustainability through food sovereignty. At Sanaview Farms, locally-sourced dinner will be served free of charge.
Before the screening, there will be a short activity with guest educator Mary Busch, PA Master Naturalist and PA Forest Steward, about native seeds. The focus will be on Laurel Highlands plants, their importance in the ecosystem, and how they can be used to combat pests. The audience will have the chance to bring home native seeds for their homes and gardens.
After the activity, a brief panel will be held featuring members of Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania with questions from Mountain Watershed Association. The panelists will speak about foodways and the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania Storykeeper will speak about the significance of food practices in cultural stories. Lenape Nation will also have an education table for the audience to engage with at their leisure. After the panel, the film screening will begin as the audience enjoys dinner.
“Gather” follows the story of several Native Americans working to reclaim the foodways of their ancestors. Among these are Sammy Gensaw III and other Yurok men in Northern California teaching their tribe’s traditional practices for fishing and preparing salmon on the Klamath River, and Elsie DuBray working with bison in the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation. It was named a Critic’s Pick in the New York Times in 2020.
Sanaview Farms is a beautiful 52-acre local farm in the heart of the Laurel Highlands in Champion, PA at Roaring Run. The location will allow guests to view the film in comfort while showing off the natural beauty of the Laurel Highlands and the delicious potential of locally-grown food.
While this is an entirely free event for the public, there are limited spots available, and registration is required in order to prepare the appropriate amount of food for the audience. To reserve your spot, please contact email@example.com or sign up directly here.