I-House Virtual Event: “Gather: The Fight to Revitalize Our Native Foodways”

I-House Virtual Documentary Series presents “Gather: The Fight to Revitalize Our Native Foodways” brought to you by Director Sanjay Rawal and Executive Producers Jason Momoa and Brian Mendoza.

If you are interested in attending, please contact the Program Office — programs@ihouse-nyc.org

Synopsis: Gather follows the stories of natives on the frontlines of a growing movement to re connect with spiritual and cultural identities that were devastated by genocide. An indigenous chef embarks on a ambitious project to reclaim ancient food ways on the Apache reservation; in South Dakota a gifted Lakota high school student, raised on a buffalo ranch, is proving her tribes native wisdom through her passion for science; and a group of young men of the Yurok tribe in Northern California are struggling to keep their culture alive and rehabilitate the habitat of their sacred salmon.

All these stories combine to show how the reclaiming and recovery of ancient food ways is a way forward for native Americans to bring back health and vitality to their people.


Conversation and Q&A with Lauren States (International House Trustee) and Sanjay Rawal (Director).

Bio: Sanjay Rawal spent 15 years working on human rights campaigns globally. Sanjay’s first feature, Food Chains (2014), was produced by Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser with narration by Forest Whitaker. The film won numerous awards, was released theatrically in 40 cities by Screen Media and was acquired by Netflix. Sanjay’s second effort took a sharp turn into non-traditional filmmaking. Applying narrative cinematic technique, Sanjay directed a sweeping expedition film. 3100: Run And Become was released theatrically in the US in 20 markets last fall.

Sanjay’s work has been supported by Ford, Bertha, BritDoc, Fledgling, 11th Hour Project, NoVo, and the Omidyar Network. His work has won an assortment of honors include a James Beard Media Award.