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 2018

Copyright Tall Firs Cinema 2018


June 29, 2019 @ 1:30 p.m. - SDI Offices Community Screening; Bellevue, WA.

November 8-9, 2019 - Western History Alliance Symposium, University of Oregon (details to be announced)

More screenings to be announced in July 2019!

Are you interested in Promised Land showing in your area and/or acquiring an educational copy for your school or museum? Contact us to learn how to bring a screening to your town. 



June 21, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m. - Racial Justice and Reconciliation for Quarterly Movie Night! Bethany Green Lake Church; Seattle, WA.

April 22, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. - Willamette University in the Montag Den; Salem, OR. This event is free and open to the public. Join us for a discussion of the film after the screening with Chinook Nation Chairman Tony Johnson and the filmmakers.

March 15th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. - Fort Vancouver Visitor Center; Vancouver, WA; Hosted by Confluence, Friends of Fort Vancouver and Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. $5/ Elders and Students $10/Adult tickets available online or at the door. Following the film a panel of Chinook Nation members will discuss the film and be available for Q/A.

March 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. - George Fox University; Newberg, OR.

March 9, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. - University Heights Center; Seattle, WA. There will be a post-film discussion and concessions available.

January 26, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m. - Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center; Seattle, WA. From 10am - 5pm, the Duwamish tribe is celebrating the ten year anniversary of its longhouse, as well its Real Rent community, dancing, cultural presentations, a new gallery exhibit opening, and the film Promised Land. Details on the website.


May 1, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. - 2018 Oregon Indian Education Association Annual Conference: Pathways to Sovereignty: Spiritual Strength, Cultural Knowledge, and School Success at Oregon State University in the MU Ball Room; Corvalis, OR.

May 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. - Sno-King Meaningful Movies, Edmonds Universalist Unitarian Congregation; Edmonds, WA. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and refreshments are provided.

April 5, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.  - Wyckoff Auditorium, Seattle University; Seattle, WA. This event is free and open to the public. 

March 14, 2018 at 7 p.m. - Phinney Neighborhood Center; Seattle, WA. Hosted by Hands for a Bridge. A panel discussion and reception with the filmmakers and elders from the Duwamish and Chinook tribes will follow the screening. $5/Student $10/Adult tickets available online and at the door. This event is part of the HFB Arts and Culture Series, brought to you by the Hands for a Bridge Board of Directors.

March 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. - Lewis and Clark Law School, Legal Research Center Lounge; Portland, OR.Following the film a panel will discuss the film and be available for Q/A time. The panel includes producers and directors Vasant and Sarah Salcedo and Chinook council members Sam Robinson and Rachel Cushman.

March 5, 2018 at 6 p.m. - Bastyr University; Kenmore, WA. Bastyr's Center for Social Justice and Diversity proud to host a film screening of Promised Land. The screening will be open to the entire community, and will include a panel discussion.

February 24, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. - Evergreen State College, Sgʷigʷialʔtxʷ: House of Welcome; Olympia, WA

February 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. - Everett Community College; Everett, WA. 2-4 PM. Henry M. Jackson Conference Center (JKC 101 "Wilderness Auditorium"), which is located near the center of ECC's campus.

February 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. - Samish Nation; Fidalgo Bay Resort, 4701 Fidalgo Bay Rd, Anacortes, WA 98221. Screening is free and will be held in the Convention Center.

February 10, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. - Oregon Trail Interpretive Center; Oregon City, OR. Presented by the Oregon Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Clackamas Heritage Partners and the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. Along with the filmmakers, the tribes will be present to discuss their past and future with the community. Jon George, tribal council member of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, will also be in attendance to welcome and honor the Chinook Tribal Council and their efforts.

January 30, 2018 - Cornish College; Seattle, WA. 

December 1, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. - Olympic College CIC Building - William D. Harvey Theater; Bremerton, WA. Sponsored by the Kitsap Historical Society, Olympic College Foundation, the Olympic College Native American, and Indigenous Students Club. From the event hosts: “Special guest speaker and 4th generation grand-daughter of Chief Si'ahl, Mary Lou Slaughter, will share her story with the audience. Admission to this screening is free for all. We do not want cost to be a barrier, and hope that many people in our community can come and take advantage of this valuable learning opportunity. We strongly recommend reserving seats via the ticket link on this event or by calling the museum at 360.479.6226.”

November 28, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. - Old Liberty Theater; Ridgefield, WA. Hosted by Meaningful Movies Ridgefield, Friends of the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge, Ridgefield Community Library, and the Old Liberty Theater. 

November 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. - Yakima’s Unitarian Universalist Church; Yakima, WA. Join an evening of exploration and conversation of Tribal and non-Tribal history and their impact on today’s people. Sponsored By: JustLiving Farm, Unitarian Universalist Church, Between the Ridges, and Yakama Christian Mission. Free admission.

November 2, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. - The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmuson Theater; Washington, D.C. The film is being hosted by the Smithsonian in conjunction with the National Congress of American Indians and the Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes. Free admission.

October 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. - Bertha Knight Landes Room in Seattle City Hall; Seattle, WA. Doors open at 5:30, brief remarks by Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold and Duwamish Tribal Chair Cecile Hansen precede the film at 5:45. They'll be joined by filmmakers Sarah Salcedo and Vasant Salcedo for discussion with the audience following the screening. The event is free.

October 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.- Welcome Table Community Church; Seattle, WA. Free to the public.

August 4, 2018 at 1:10 p.m. - Seattle Mennonite Church; Seattle, WA. Screened as part of the Lake City Summer Festival.

July 14, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. - Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Temple; Seattle, WA. 

June 10, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. - Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver; Vancouver, WA.

June 2, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. - Everett Public Library, Main Auditorium; Everett, WA.

May 17, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. - Indigenous Cultures Festival, Clark College, Gaiser Student Center; Vancouver, WA. 


December 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. - At Rainier Arts Center; Seattle, WA. Hosted by Rainier Valley Historical Society as their December installment in their ongoing Dismantling Racism series, co-sponsored by Rainier Valley Historical SocietySEEDArts, and South Seattle Emerald. After the film there will be a panel discussion with audience participation. Everyone is welcome to attend. Suggested donation $15 with money after expenses going to the Duwamish Tribe.

November 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. - Olin Hall, Whitman College; Walla Walla, WA. Sponsored by Whitman's Intercultural Center.

November 25, 2017 at 7 p.m. - Prospect UCC Church, 1919 E. Prospect Street, Seattle, WA. Free admission, but all gratefully accepted donations beyond covering minimal expenses will support the Duwamish Tribe.

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 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 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. - Raymond Theatre; Raymond, Washington.

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

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.

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.

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.