THE KILLING OF KOKOPELLI
Please enjoy this short video excerpt from the Advocacy Films new documentary film, "Solar Gold," in production.
Click the link to view the video: http://www.vimeo.com/16722813. Share this link and spread the word.
Background: In Blythe California, Blythe Solar, a partnership of Chevron and the German firm Solar Millennium will grade and level 9500 acres of desert in an area near to the Blythe Giant Intaglios. These are extremely large geoglyphs (images created on the surface of the Earth) representing Man, Woman, Creator, the seed and the "Trinity," in the Ute Aztecan cosmological view.
The sacred Intaglios are not alone. Filmmakers Robert Lundahl and Robert Gonzales Vasquez have documented scores of geoglyphs in the nearby desert, and local historians indicate the presence of hundreds of figures along the Colorado River extending from Needles, California to Yuma, Arizona and centered in Blythe, California.
Now held in trust by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management), many sacred sites are now under threat of destruction by Chevron, Solar Millenium, Florida Power and Light, Next Era™, and other companies seeking to build mega solar projects under a fast tracked process put in place by the ARRA Recovery Act program. ARRA guarantees government tax credits and rebates in the amount of hundreds of millions of dollars to companies which can put shovel to dirt before the end of 2010.
The video, http://vimeo.com/16722813, contains:
1. An interview with former Los Angeles City Planner and La Cuna De Aztlan Sacred Sites Protection Circle member Jim Guerra on, "Why the BLM permits large solar development on native sacred lands".
2. Chemehuevi Tribal Chairman Charles Wood on the nature of sacred lands and their meaning to native peoples, focusing on the giant geoglyphs near Blythe, California.
3. Lowell Bean, Ph.D. Ethnographer and Author, on historical attempts at de-culturalization by the Federal Government, including Indian Boarding Schools, Termination Policies, and Large Solar Development.
4. New documentary footage from the Blythe Spiritual Run, October 30, 2010.
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