Screening at JAMS this week: ‘Promised Land’ (Watch the trailer here!)

“Promised Land” film screening

Wednesday Nov. 6, in the JAMS Auditorium
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., film begins at 7:00 p.m.

“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 region’s 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 look at tribal sovereignty.

We are hosting a panel discussion on Wednesday night with the directors of the film and Duwamish Tribe council member Ken Workman. Eighth-grade students are spending time in class this week and next week crafting questions for this panel discussion.

All students are encouraged to come to this film screening and encouraged to bring family and friends. You are invited to experience the learning of your students and participate in their inquiry into the fight for tribal sovereignty, treaty rights and documentary filmmaking.

Please email Ms. Cassidy at kacassidy@seattleschools.org with any questions. We hope to see you on Wednesday night!

You can find the event flier in your student’s binder or read more here: https://www.promisedlanddoc.com/about.

Please join us on Wednesday night!