Reciprocity Project Season Two
Reciprocity Project invites global Indigenous filmmakers to center Indigenous perspectives about the reciprocal relationship between all beings — seen and unseen — and the lands we inhabit. Facing a climate crisis, the Reciprocity Project embraces Indigenous value systems that have bolstered communities since time immemorial.
In Season Two of this multimedia project, storytellers and community partners created films in response to a question: What does a 'return' to land, language, community, and reciprocal relationships mean to you and your community?
Producers | Taylor Hensel, Kavita Pillay, Adam Mazo, Tracy Rector
Executive Producer | Tracy Rector
Executive Producers for REI Co-op Studios | Hanna Boyd, Joe Crosby, Paolo Mottola
Co-Executive Producers | Hindou Ibrahim, Yo-Yo Ma, Cristina Mittermeier, Kiliii Yuyan
Producing Partners | Nia Tero and Upstander Project in association with REI Co-op Studios
Production Status | Premiering in early 2024
Aspect Ratio | 16:9
Color | Color
Format | Digital
Audio | Stereo
Closed Captions | English
TAYAL FOREST CLUB | Go to full press kit
Laha Mebow (Tayal)
Is getting lost the best way to find yourself? In this coming-of-age tale from Taiwan’s first Indigenous female director, two Tayal youth learn to navigate life’s challenges by paying close attention to lessons that only the land can offer.
Ma ŋaye ka Masaala a se ka Wɔmɛti (From God To Man) | Go to full press kit
Lansana Mansaray (Limba)
What does ‘return’ mean? Filmmaker Lansana Mansaray goes back to his ancestral village in this first-ever documentary about the Limba people of Sierra Leone.
ÁHKUIN | Go to full press kit
Radio-JusSunná / Sunná Nousuniemi (Sámi) & Guhtur Niillas Rita Duomis / Tuomas Kumpulainen (Sámi)
A transcendent and playful documentary journey following three generations of a Sámi family united across time via joik - a distinct Sámi oral tradition that combines song, storytelling and reciprocity.
Tentsitewahkwe | Press kit coming soon
Katsitsionni Fox (Mohawk) | US and Haudenosaunee
Tahnaanooku | Press kit coming soon
Justin Deegan (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation) | US
Enchukunoto (The Return) | Press kit coming soon
Laissa Malih (Maasai) | Kenya
Armea | Press kit coming soon
Letila Mitchell (Rotuman) | Fiji
Nia Tero is a US-based non-profit working in solidarity with Indigenous peoples and movements worldwide with a mission of securing Indigenous guardianship of vital ecosystems. Nia Tero is committed to an antiracist and inclusive culture centering Indigenous rights, wisdom, practices, worldviews, and protocols.
Upstander Project is a Boston-based non-profit that uses storytelling to amplify silenced narratives, develop upstander skills to challenge systemic injustice, and nurture compassionate, courageous relationships that honor the interconnection of all beings and the Earth. Upstander Project envisions a world rooted in responsibility and respect for all where upstanders confront injustice and repair harm to ensure all beings thrive together.
REI Co-op Studios develops and produces stories that entertain, enrich and explore the power of time spent outside, while complementing the co-op’s broader climate and racial equity, diversity, and inclusion commitments.
Click here to download a trailer on vimeo.
Marketing assets for each film are available in each film's press kit.
Zipped downloadable file of full press kit coming soon
Laura Tapiola and Director Radio-JusSunná / Sunná Nousuniemi in front of an old house - ÁHKUIN
Yukan sitting at the back of a truck - TAYAL FOREST CLUB
A Limba dancer - Ma ŋaye ka Masaala a se ka Wɔmɛti (From God To Man)
Filming of ÁHKUIN
Filming of TAYAL FOREST CLUB
Filming of Ma ŋaye ka Masaala a se ka Wɔmɛti (From God To Man)
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