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 2017

Copyright Tall Firs Cinema 2017


October 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. - UCLA, Dodd 147; Los Angeles, CA. Sponsored by the UCLA American Indian Studies Center and the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians. Panel discussion with filmmakers; Rudy Ortega Jr., Tribal President, Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians; Duane Champagne and Carole Goldberg, Co-Directors of the Fernandeño Tataviam Federal Recognition Team; as well Chinook Indian Nation and Duwamish Tribe leaders.

November 2, 2017 at 6:15 p.m. - Stanford Law School, Room 190, at Stanford University; Stanford, CA. Panel discussion with the filmmakers, Chinook Indian Nation, and Duwamish Tribe leaders afterwards.

November 4, 2017 at 7 p.m. - Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship; Port Townsend, WA.

November 16, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. -  Vashon Presbyterian Church; Carpe Diem K-3 Campus at 17708 Vashon Hwy SW; Vashon Island, WA. Co-Hosted by Harbor School & Carpe Diem Race Equity and Diversity Committee. Free admission – Donations at the door will be donated to the tribes.

November 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. - East Shore Unitarian Church; Bellevue, WA. Refreshments are served at 6:30 p.m., the film begins at 7 p.m. and panel discussion with filmmakers and tribal members will be afterwards. Free to the public. 

November 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. - Whitman College; Walla Walla, WA. Details coming soon!

More screenings to be announced in October!

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



October 13, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. - Pacific Northwest History Conference; Spokane, WA. Washington State Historical Society is hosting the film and a post-screening panel at their conference.

October 14, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. - Seattle University, Pigott Auditorium; Seattle, WA. Co-sponsored by Indigenous Peoples Institute and the Film Studies Program at Seattle University. Panel discussion with filmmakers and tribal members afterwards. Free to the public.

October 8, 2017 at 2 p.m. and October 9 at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. - Miners Landing at Pier 57 (with The Great Wheel Seattle & Wings over Washington) in the Pier's Banquet Room; Seattle, WA. Free to the public.

October 6, 2017 at 6 p.m. - Saint Martin's University, Norman Worthington Center; Lacey, WA. Panel discussion with filmmakers and tribal members afterwards.

October 1, 2017 at 2 p.m. - Central Lutheran Church; Seattle, WA. Free to the public.

September 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. - Tukwila Library; Tukwila, WA. Free to the public.

August 29, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. - Two shows at The Grand Cinema; Tacoma, WA. $10 evening/$8 matinee with member, military, and senior discounts.

July 24, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. - Riversgate Church; Portland, OR. Suggested donation $5. Proceeds go to the Chinook Nation.

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! Come early at 7:30 for preshow songs and drumming with the Chinook Indian Nation and Duwamish Tribe and stay afterwards for a post film Q+A with Chinook Nation, Duwamish Tribe, and filmmakers.

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

May 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. - The Portland EcoFilm Festival, Hollywood Theatre; Portland, OR. Post film discussion and Q & A with Chinook Indian Nation tribal members. All proceeds from the evening go to the Chinook Indian Nation. Co-presented by the Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club.

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, all proceeds from the night goes to supporting the tribe.

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.