Guardians of the Sacred

Guardians of the Sacred follows 25 sacred site guardians from around the world as they journey to the Hawaiian island of Kaho'olawe for shared ceremony and strategic dialogue before attending the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu in September 2016. Along the way they share heartfelt stories of success and failure as they commit to work together in a worldwide effort to protect sacred places and indigenous land rights. Instead of traditional protesters, these guardians are "protectors" - they protect their lands and waters for future generations, by addressing both the ecological and the spiritual dimensions of land and water. This new framing of activism emerged into public consciousness at Standing Rock in North Dakota, at the same time we were filming these leaders articulating this powerful alternative way of seeking social and environmental justice. Through our footage at the IUCN World Conservation Congress we see that the conservation movement is awakening to the value and importance of indigenous leadership as we all seek a way out of global crisis. Balancing politics and spirituality is an essential element of this new way forward and indigenous guardians of sacred sites are grappling with these issues in a deep and fundamental way that offers new hope.

Running Time
27 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Christopher McLeod
Jessica Abbe
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Guardians of the Sacred» (21)

Susan avatar

The show is well-written, futuristic, and nearly flawless. Give this film a chance, you'll be beyond thankful you did.

Bryan Bishop avatar
Bryan Bishop

I would highly recommend that anyone who is deciding whether or not to go and see it does; you will most likely love it.

Ann Reyes avatar
Ann Reyes

Engrossing, Epic, Emotional. Those are the three E's that define this movie.

Bruce Hughes avatar
Bruce Hughes

looooooved this movie

Michael G. avatar
Michael G.

There are so many things I'd like to say about this film - I could write a dissertation!

Lori avatar

Didnt think I would like it but i was wrong. It is a Great movie!

Edward B. avatar
Edward B.

I liked everything about the movie from the beginning till the end. Although there were some plot holes, but considering how awesome the movie was it could be compromised.

Amanda G. avatar
Amanda G.

I like Documentary films and this one is pretty good.

Bruce O. avatar
Bruce O.

From beginning to end, this movie is amazing. I recommend it enough.