First Nations Development Institute-supported documentary wins James Beard Media Award

“Gather,” a documentary film made with support from the First Nations Development Institute at Longmont, is the winner of the 2022 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Award in the Documentary/Docuseries Visual Media category.

“The feature film is the result of a two-year collaboration between First Nations and director Sanjay Rawal and showcases these community partners and their efforts to rebuild healthy and sustainable diets,” according to a press release from the agency. ‘institute. “The film explores the significance of Indigenous food systems that have been deliberately destroyed and the heroic ‘post-apocalyptic’ efforts underway to rebuild them.”

First Nations is a nonprofit group that helps Native American tribes across the country.

“This award is an achievement not only for First Nations and Sanjay Rawal, but especially for our community partners who are strengthening and advancing Indigenous food systems,” First Nations CEO Michael Roberts said in a prepared statement. “Gather is a story everyone needs to see, and winning this award only increases the impact of this film and its message about the resilience of Indigenous communities.

The film is available on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon and Vimeo.

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