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Diné and Pueblo people directly impacted by oil and gas extraction in the Greater Chaco region have been organizing for generations to protect the wellbeing of their communities, sacred sites, and the integrity of the landscape. But rarely is this story of extraction and land defense told from their perspectives. Our Story emerges from a long-standing collaboration between local Diné leaders in the Greater Chaco region, Pueblo organizers, and the Spoken Image team  to share the story of the Indigenous-led fight to protect this sacred landscape.

DIRECTED BY

MICHAEL RAMSEY

DANIEL TSO

 

PRODUCED BY

SONI GRANT

JOHN HOSTEEN

HAZEL JAMES-TOHE

JULIA BERNAL

KENDRA PINTO

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

BRIAN DANIELL

MICHAEL RAMSEY

 

NARRATED BY

SOMÁH HAALAND

 

NARRATION AND TRANSLATION BY

LOUISE BENALLY

Reviews and Festivals

"Highly Recommended. Highlights a disturbing incongruity in land use in the Greater Chaco Region...Incredibly efficient in explaining the complex nature of the region's difficulties...All the more compelling as a teaching tool...The Greater Chaco Coalition combines the efforts of communities, individuals, and organizations active in protecting the region and shares resources and updates at #FrackOffChaco. Our Story is a powerful introduction to learning more about this work."

— Educational Media Reviews Online

 

"Unravels the complexity beautifully. Our Story is insightful, informative, and visually stunning. The film, a collaborative effort teaming Indigenous leaders with filmmakers, does an excellent job explaining the issues and unveiling exactly what's at stake in a sacred place that has been treated as a sacrifice zone since white colonization began, while also revealing the beauty of the San Juan Basin. We highly recommend it."

— Jonathan P. Thompson, The Land Desk

 

"Thank you for sharing this film. It is so heart touching and a true depiction of what is happening to Indigenous people and their land."

—Dr. David J. Tsosie, Diné Centered Research and Evaluation

 

 

WINNER

Durango Independent Film Festival, Audience Award, Best Native Cinema Film

Nature Without Borders International Film Festival

Docs Without Borders Film Festival

SRFA Cannes Silk Road Film Awards

Hollywood International Diversity Film Festival, Cultural Perspective Award

 

FINALIST

Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift

Montreal Independent Film Festival

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION

International Brightlight Film Festival

Durango Independent Film Festival

Hollywood International Diversity Film Festival

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Durango Independent Film Festival

Docs Without Borders Film Festival

Nature Without Borders International Film Festival

Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift

Portland EcoFilm Festival

Montreal Independent Film Festival

Maoriland Film Festival

American Documentary and Animation Film Festival