Promised Land

An award-winning documentary, PROMISED LAND, a social justice film on the Duwamish and Chinook tribes, their fight for restoration, and what the federal recognition process says about indigenous sovereignty today.

Copyright Tall Firs Cinema 2016

Copyright Tall Firs Cinema 2016


May 5, 2017 at 7 p.m. - Portland State University, 5th Ave Cinema; Portland, OR. Free popcorn and post-film discussion with Chinook Indian Nation elders; Duwamish Tribe Councilmember, Ken Workman; PSU Professor Kenneth Ames; and the filmmakers. Suggested donation at the door, $5, a portion of the night's proceeds goes to supporting the tribe. 

May 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. - The Portland EcoFilm Festival, Hollywood Theatre; Portland, OR. Time and ticket information to be released soon. All proceeds from the evening go to the Chinook Indian Nation. Co-presented by the Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club.

June 4, 2017 @ 6 p.m. - Sherwood United Methodist Church; Portland, OR. Free to the public.

July 6, 2017 at 8 p.m. - Neptune Theatre, Seattle. Seattle Theatre Group presents the film as part of its fifth annual "Nights at the Neptune" series. Free and open to the public! Pre-show discussion with the tribes to be held before the show, details to be posted soon.

September 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. - Tukwila Library (new KCLS branch opening on April 29 at 14380 Tukwila International Blvd) ; Tukwila, WA. Free to the public.

More screenings to be announced in April!

Are you interested in Promised Land showing in your area? Contact us to learn how to bring a screening out to your town. 



March 2, 2017 at 7 p.m. - Washington State University - Vancouver Campus (Dengerink Administration Building Auditorium;) Vancouver, WA. Free to the public.

March 1, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. - Renton Public Library; Renton, WA. Free to the public.

February 10, 2017 at 6 p.m. - University of Oregon (Room 175 Law); Eugene, OR. Free to the public.

February 9, 2017 at 6 p.m. - Seattle Central College; Seattle, WA. Free to the public.

January 21, 2017 - Duwamish Longhouse; Seattle, WA. 10a.m. Free to the public.

January 7, 2017 at 7 p.m. - West Seattle Meaningful Movies; Doors open and refreshments served at 6:30, film starts at 7pm.


November 20, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. - 10th Annual LA Skins Fest; The TCL Chinese Theater; Los Angeles, CA.

November 18, 2016 at 8 p.m. - University of Washington, Savery 260

November 17, 2016 at 6 p.m. - Grays Harbor College; Aberdeen, WA.

November 7, 2016 - 41st American Indian Film Festival; San Francisco; AMC Van Ness Theater (mid-afternoon to early evening, Promised Land should screen close to 1:30pm, with a Q&A with all the afternoon's filmmakers and tribes at 4pm.)

October 29, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. - Lake Forest Park Library; Seattle, WA (A free event!)

October 23, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. - Seattle Public Library; Seattle, WA (A free event!)

October 17, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. - Social Justice Film Festival; Seattle, WA

October 8, 2016 at 5 p.m. - Ellensburg Film Festival; McConnell Theater; Duwamish councilmember and 4th generation great-grandson of Chief Seattle Ken Workman will be in attendance with the filmmakers. 

October 2, 2016 at 1 p.m. - Liberty Theater in Ridgefield, WA, as a part of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge's BirdFest. The event will be followed by a salmon bake and presentation from the Chinook Indian Nation at the Cathlapotle Plankhouse.  

September 27, 2016 at 6 p.m.  - Local Sightings Film Festival; SIFF's Uptown Theater; Duwamish Tribe will be in attendance with the filmmakers. 

September 10, 2016 at 1 p.m. - Liberty Theater; Astoria, Oregon; Chinook Indian Nation will be in attendance with the filmmakers.