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Frames Per Second: Ancestral Memory

Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) growing at the Amah Mutsun Land Trust greenhouse at Cascade Ranch in preparation for planting in the Quiroste Valley Cultural Preserve, January 2022.
Tue, Jan 24, 2023, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Online event

Frames Per Second: Ancestral Memory
w/ Amah Mutsun Tribal Band members Natalie Garcia, Esak Ordonez, Gabriel Pineida and filmmaker Ruth Anne Beutler
January 24, 2022, 6-7:00p.m. PT
Online Event: Register Here

This event is held in conjunction with Frames Per Second, a rotating exhibition of exemplary films from the Social Documentation MFA Cohorts 2021 and 2022: Ruth Anne Beutler, Ernie A. Calderón, Jordan Freeman, Chisato Hughes, Lara Saab, Hoda Sobhani, and Oana Tenter.
Full schedule here.

January 3-18 on loop in the Sesnon Galleries
LAND/TRUST (2022) explores interrelationships of people, plants, land and labor as it follows Amah Mutsun Tribal Band members’ work to restore a coastal prairie on California's Central Coast. The film is drawn from a body of material collected for the Amah Mutsun Land Trust and Tribal Band archives starting in the summer of 2022. It follows the restoration work in the Quiroste Valley Cultural Preserve at Año Nuevo State Park, which encompasses the former site of Mitenne, a village of the Awaswas-speaking Quiroste people. Directed by Ruth Anne Beutler.

About the speakers:

Natalie Garcia is a tribal member of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and has worked as a native steward with the Amah Mutsun Land Trust for the last 5 years.

Gabriel Pineida

Esak Ordonez

Ruth Anne Beutler grew up in rural Nebraska and since has lived, traveled, studied, and worked in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and on the East and West coasts of the U.S. She comes to documentary film from a career as a registered nurse with a background in emergency, community, humanitarian, and public health nursing. Beutler's current work includes a documentation/archival project with and for the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and explorations of personal and collective dimensions of justice and healing in the landscape of indigenous resurgence, landback movements and U.S. settler-colonialism.