“WHO ARE MY PEOPLE?” Join film Maker Robert Lundahl as he recalls his early trips to the desert as a child. One such memory helps pave the way to think of the desert the way he does, as a “oasis surrounded by a battleground.” It’s where the push for renewable energy threatens to wipe out Native American sacred sites that are thousands of years old.
The film takes us behind the scenes of two of the largest solar projects in the world, “fast tracked” by US renewable energy policies.
Robert Lundahl and RL | A have produced 5 independent feature documentaries. These include "Unconquering the Last Frontier (2002)," on dam removal and ecosystem restoration on the Elwha River, "Song on the Water," about Northwest Coast Native American canoe traditions, and "Who Are My People (2014)," about the build-out of utility scale renewable energy facilities across the deserts of the Southwest, and impacts to Native America culture.
According to award winning journalist and USMC veteran, Tim King, "Robert Lundahl is one of California's most talented producers."
Also included in this playlist are "Harvest Dreams (2005)," about the transition from commodity agriculture to organic and niche market production by farmers on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State, and PayDirt (2010) , about military base conversion to housing in California.
Lundahl's films have aired on PBS nationally and on cable, and have been honored by film festivals around the world, winning many awards.