Let’s Talk Movies

On Saturday, March 13 at 11 a.m., the McKinley Foundation is hosting a virtual gathering to discuss two unique documentaries that are featured in the 2021 One Earth Film Festival (March 5 – 14). Instead of a live “watch party” we ask you to watch the films on your own time – see details on how to access them below – and then join us for a conversation about movies, the environment, and social justice. Watch just one or both! We will discuss “Gather” from 11 to 11:45 a.m., immediately followed at 11:45 by a discussion about “Flint: Who Can You Trust?”

This virtual/Zoom event is free, but registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


“Gather” is an intimate portrait of the growing movement among Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide. “Gather” follows Nephi Craig, a chief from the White Mountain Apache Nation (Arizona), opening an Indigenous café as a nutritional recovery clinic; Elsie Dubray, a young scientist from the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation (South Dakota), conducting landmark studies on bison; and the Ancestral Guard, a group of environmental activists from the Yurok Nation (Northern California), trying to save the Klamath river. 1h 14min | Documentary | 2020

How to watch: Gather is available to stream on iTunes, Amazon, Vimeo-on-demand. You may also watch it on March 6, 3 to 5:30 p.m. CST through the One Earth Film Festival. Registration is free; however, a donation of $8 is recommended.

Flint: Who Can You Trust?

Filmed over 5 years and long after the story was front page news, “Flint: Who Can You Trust?” is full of new twists and turns. Journalist and filmmaker Anthony Baxter goes beyond the headlines in Flint, Michigan, where a government poisoned its own citizens’ water supply, to show the complete breakdown of authority, public trust and faith in the truth itself. “Flint” is a powerful investigation of the breathtaking scope of toxic pseudo-science, celebrity activism, and official negligence. The film reveals the devastating impact on poor people and people of color, which make up the majority of the residents in Flint, as they continue to seek justice and clean water. Featuring Marc Ruffalo and narrated by Alec Baldwin. Produced by Richard Phinney and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon. 1h 59min | Documentary | 2020

How to watch: On March 6, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. CST, the One Earth Film Festival is hosting a watch party. Registration is free; however, a donation of $8 is recommended.

We are pleased to partner with Sierra Club Prairie Group, Illinois Chapter, in presenting this event.