Beyond Recognition

Michelle Grace Steinberg, Underexposed Films, Robyn Bykofsky | 2014 | 27 min.

2015 Official Selection

After decades struggling to protect her ancestors’ burial places, now engulfed by San Francisco’s sprawl, a Native woman and her allies occupy a sacred site. When this fails to stop development, they vow to follow a new path–to establish the first women-led urban Indigenous land trust. Shattering stereotypes, Beyond Recognition explores the quest to preserve one’s culture and homeland in a society bent on erasing them.