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The Land Beneath Our Feet

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Baird Auditorium, Ground Floor, National Museum of Natural History
10th St. and Constitution Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20013
United States
 Land Beneath Our Feet

Image Credit: © Alchemy Films and Gregg Mitman


The Land Beneath Our Feet (Liberia/US, 2016, 60 min.)

The Land Beneath Our Feet weaves together rare archival footage from a 1926 Harvard expedition to Liberia with the journey of a young Liberian man, uprooted by war, seeking to understand how the past has shaped land conflicts in his country today. This film is an explosive reminder of how large-scale land grabs are transforming livelihoods across the planet. Directed by Gregg Mitman and Sarita Siegel. Followed by a discussion with the director, Gregg Mitman, and featured subject in the film, Emmanuel Urey.

This evening made possible through the generous support of the Recovering Voices program, an initiative led by the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. 

Presented with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital as part of the "Stories from a Transforming World” film series curated by Joshua Bell, Curator of Globalization at the National Museum of Natural History. To see other programs in this series, visit the Natural History on the Big Screen homepage.

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