The Sacred Food

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The Sacred Food

tradition minnesota indigenous biotechnology rice native american ojibwe indians gmo native american folklore native american culture short film

The Sacred Food

Release Date: February 13, 2007

Year    :   2007
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Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   All Rites Reserved
Director    :   Jack Pettibone Riccobono
Producers    :   Jack Pettibone Riccobono
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RunTime    :   6 mins.

A short documentary about the Ojibwe Native Americans of Northern Minnesota and the wild rice (Manoomin) they consider a sacred gift from the Creator. The film tells the Creation and Migration stories that are central to the tribe's oral history and belief system while showing the traditional process of hand-harvesting and parching the wild rice. Biotech companies are currently researching ways to genetically modify the rice and the community is fighting to keep it wild.

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