Ndakinna: This Place, Our Homeland (Full Film Included)

My son Jesse opened a screening for Common Ground in Lebanon, New Hampshire, at Farm to Film in late October. During his visit, he also did an interview. The short film below includes footage from that opening performance and interview. As Jesse shared on social media before this event: “So honored to be opening this screening … COMMON GROUND is the highly anticipated sequel to the documentary Kiss the Ground, which touched over 1 billion people globally and inspired the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to put $20 billion toward soil health.”

The following short documentary film, Ndakinna: This Place, Our Homeland, draws attention to the marginalized Indigenous Abenaki people of Lebanon, New Hampshire. The recently implemented Land Acknowledgment offers an opportunity to look again at the region’s history and consider how better to include the wisdom and stories of those whose voices have been silenced for far too long. As expressed by the city, “This video explores the rich heritage of Lebanon, NH, and its deep connections to the ancestral lands of the Abenaki people.” – city of Lebanon, New Hampshire.