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Anna Palmer has been researching climate change on tribal areas in the American Southwest for three years. She has developed strong working relationships with tribal members and research partners affiliated with the Native Waters on Arid Lands (NWAL) project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)- National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
Costa Boutsikaris shot, directed and edited his first feature Documentary in 2013 entitled INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective. This film explored ecological design solutions across the Northeast US and premiered in 2015 and has screened in over 30 countries and 25 film festivals winning multiple awards. Since Being released in 2021 his latest feature film INHABITANTS has Won the AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD at the DC Environmental Film Festival and the BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE AWARD at the Planet In Focus Festival.
Ben-Alex Dupris is an enrolled member of the Colville Confederated Tribes, where he grew up. Over the years he has worked in commercial entertainment, tribal language preservation, youth media training, and most recently, documenting front-line environmental activism. His is currently a 2018 Concordia Studios Artist-In-Residence, headed by Academy-Award winner Davis Guggenheim. He is also newly awarded a prestigious 2018 Firelight Impact Producer's Fellow, 2017 Sundance Institute "Rauschenburg" Producer's Fellow, and a 2016 Redford Center Grantee for the project formerly named Oceti Sakowin.
Dr. Michael Kotutwa Johnson of the Hopi Tribe, is a PhD in Natural Resources and traditional Hopi dryland farmer – a practice of his people for over two millennia. His work includes lecturing about dryland farming and breaking down barriers for indigenous farmers working with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).