Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology

Saving the Sacred: A Community and its Tribes Unite to Save their Past

2020 / 28 minutes / Directed by Dan Bruns

The Koi and Habemetol Pomo have called the majestic Clear Lake basin home for an incredible 14,000 years. However, rapid urbanization and the looting of artifacts for sale on illegal markets has threatened to completely erase their long history and rich culture from this unique landscape. In an effort to protect these sacred sites, the tribes unite with their local governments and communities to preserve their priceless culture and past.

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