Save West Berkeley Shellmound


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Honor the Past to Shape the Future: Ohlone Women Reclaim their Homelands
Roxie Theater Fri, Sep 27, 2019 6:00 PM
Trailblazing Ohlone leaders are creating pathways to reclaim their ancestral lands, spirituality, and culture.
Film Info
Director:Toby McLeod
Year of Production:2019
Film Type:Short Film
Topic:Activism/People Power
Eco Heroes
Land Rights
SF Bay Area
Sustainable Cities
Women's Leadership
Running Time:4 min.


Led by activist Corrina Gould, indigenous Ohlone leaders saved the Berkeley Shellmound area from a massive real-estate development project. The 5,000 year old site is the location of the first ancestral Ohlone village - the first people in the San Francisco Bay Area. It has become a symbol of social justice, and now activists are fighting to restore the former beauty and dignity of the long-neglected sacred space.

Toby McLeodChristopher (Toby) McLeod has been working with indigenous communities as a filmmaker, journalist and photographer for 40 years. He is Project Director of Earth Island Institute’s Sacred Land Film Project.