Standing on Sacred Ground: Islands of Sanctuary

Christopher McLeod | 2013 | 57 min.

2014 Official Selection

Award Winner: 2014 John de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award

Aboriginal Australians and Native Hawaiians resist threats to their sacred places in a growing international movement to defend human rights and protect the environment. In Australia’s Northern Territory, Aboriginal clans maintain Indigenous Protected Areas and stand up to the destructive effects of a mining boom. In Hawai`i, indigenous ecological and spiritual practices restore the island of Kaho`olawe after 50 years of military use as a bombing range.