Special Screening of "Promised Land"

Harbor School Presents a Special Screening of PROMISED LAND, an award-winning social justice documentary, on Thursday, November 16 at 6:30PM.

promised land poster webHarbor School is pleased to present a special screening of Promised Land, an award-winning social justice documentary about two tribes in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook. The event will be held at Carpe Diem, Harbor School’s K-3 classroom, on Thursday, November 16, at 6:30PM. The screening is open to the public and a discussion panel with representatives from both tribes as well as the filmmakers will follow. Admission is FREE. Donations will be accepted to support the Duwamish and Chinook Tribal Councils.
This event is co-hosted by Harbor School and Carpe Diem’s Race Equity and Diversity Committee. Carpe Diem classrooms are located near the rear entrance of the Presbyterian Church at 17708 Vashon Hwy SW.

ABOUT THE FILM

PROMISED LAND is a social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they've long been denied. In following their story, both in our regions shared heritage and in their modern struggles for federal recognition, the film examines a larger problem in the way that the government and society still looks at tribal sovereignty.

Along with the filmmakers, the tribes will be present to discuss their past and future with the community.

Promised Land is produced and directed by Vasant and Sarah Salcedo, and sponsored by 4Culture, Artist Trust, and San Francisco Film Society. It has been chosen for the award for Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking at the 10th Annual LA Skins Fest, and was an official selection for the 41st Annual American Indian Film Festival, Northwest Film Forum's 19th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival, the 12th Annual Ellensburg Film Festival, and the 5th Annual Social Justice Film Festival, among others.

More information about the film can be found at promisedlanddoc.com and on the film's Facebook page: facebook.com/promisedlanddoc.

About the Directors

Vasant and Sarah Salcedo are a filmmaking partnership based in the Pacific Northwest. They both have degrees in English Literature and Cinema Studies from the University of Washington and run a media production company together that provides affordable creative services for arts-based non-profits. They have been writing and filming for the past decade and Promised Land is their first feature. Their next project after the documentary is a science fiction film.

MEDIA CONTACT

For more information about the film and to request promotional stills or trailers of the film, contact:
Sarah Salcedo, Co-director/Producer at Tall Firs Cinema: