Promised Land


Promised Land is an award-winning documentary and official selection of the 41st Annual American Indian Film Festival, the Northwest Film Forum's 19th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival, the 12th Annual Ellensburg Film Festival, and the 5th Annual Social Justice Film Festival.

It is a social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they've long been denied. In following their story, the film examines a larger problem in the way that the government and society still looks at tribal sovereignty.

Filmmaker Bio(s)

Vasant and Sarah Samudre (co-directors) are Tall Firs Cinema, a filmmaking and writing partnership located in Seattle, WA. Together they own Samudre Media which specializes in digital media for authors and artists (websites, photography, graphic design) and creating videos for non-profits and businesses. They are co-writing and co-directing the documentary. Sarah, a published writer, is also producing the film and Vasant, who has over a decade of experience in video production, is editing the film. This is their first feature film. They have a previous short, Finding Rome.
Film Details
  • Country(ies): United States
  • Language(s): English
  • Running time: 98
  • Director(s): Vasant Samudre Salcedo, Sarah Samudre Salcedo
  • Producer(s): Sarah Samudre
  • Writer(s): Sarah Samudre
  • Cinematographer(s): Vasant Samudre
  • Editor(s): Vasant Samudre
  • Music: Claire Salcedo
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