Pictured Above: The lobby of the Acme Screening Room
ACME Screening Room Presents-- An Earth Day Event: The Meaning of the Seed on April 21st
NEWSROOM POST: LAMBERTVILLE, NJ
(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) – Join the Acme Screening Room for an Earth Day presentation Fri April 21 630pm, of the documentary “The Meaning of the Seed.”
The Ramapough today are instituting their own programs geared at restoring Indigenous environmental knowledge through activities such as waterway community paddles, Munsee language classes, and other elements of a cultural restoration program. An important site for this undertaking is the Munsee Three Sisters Medicinal Farm in Sussex County, New Jersey, founded in May 2020.
Pictured Above: For Earth Day, the Acme Screening Room will be screening a presentation on Fri April 21 630pm, of the documentary “The Meaning of the Seed.”
In September 2020 a documentary crew filmed a talking circle of Ramapough elders, relations, and partners at the Munsee Three Sisters Medicinal Farm. The resulting documentary- The Meaning of the Seed – is structured along the layers of the landscape. The first section, SOIL, describes the history of contamination in Ringwood and the contaminated ground that many Native Americans live on or nearby. SEED recounts the struggles of the Ramapough and their cultural connections to the land. GROWTH chronicles the cultural restoration program and efforts to work towards food sovereignty through their recently inaugurated Munsee Three Sisters Medicinal Farm in Newton, NJ. Finally, SUNLIGHT is a call to action, as the talking circle participants urge a younger generation to become involved. Post Screening discussion to follow the film with Vincent Mann, Turtle Clan Chief of the Ramapough Lenape Nation, Michaeline Picaro, a member of the Turtle Clan and Professor Anita Bakshi, who teaches at Rutgers in the Department of Landscape Architecture.
For more information and tickets, visit the website at www.acmescreeningroom.org.
About the ACME Screening Room
ACME Screening Room is a nonprofit weekend theater that presents classic, independent, and documentary films to educate and inspire. Housed in a former supermarket in Lambertville, NJ, ACME is a space where audiences come together to discuss contemporary ideas presented through the world of film. As a cultural resource for the community, we invite participation through guest speakers and discussions; partnerships with local businesses and organizations; supporting new projects by artists and filmmakers; and screening films that reflect the diversity of our audience.