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Saturday Cinema: Plant Power

Still image of seeds
Saturday Cinema: Plant Power
Presented by Cinema Arts

Screenings at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Join us for two short films related to ¡Plantásticas!: Our Lives with Plants, an exhibition celebrating the history and science of plants and their integral role in connecting us to our cultures and our planet.

Native to Right Here: The Plants Animals and People of Tuushtak by Joan H. Hamilton (2021, 20 min.)

This 20-minute film invites viewers to take a walk with Ohlone cultural leaders Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino in the hills below their most sacred peak, Tuushtak, aka Mount Diablo. As they point out plants and animals along the way, they discuss Ohlone history, culture, and cuisine and how Bay Area people can all celebrate what is "native to right here." 

Sponsored by Mount Diablo Interpretive Association. Videography by Wally De Young. Music by Phil Heywood. Photos by Cafe Ohlone and Scott Hein. Produced by Joan H. Hamilton.

Seed Mother: Coming Home by Mateo Hinojosa and Rowen White (2021, 7 min.)

This collaborative short film combines beautiful animation and compelling documentary footage to tell the powerful story of the Seed Rematriation movement among intergenerational Indigenous people. For additional information visit The Cultural Conservancy.

Still image from Seed Mother: Coming Home