What People Are Saying

“The striking parallels between the Chinese metallurgical development of Papua New Guinea and the Canadian self-destruction involved in the oil sands project are brought out well and poignantly in this film. Indigenous voices include workers on both projects, and multiple points of view are represented as communities struggle with the tensions between ‘trickle down wealth’ and environmental destruction.”

Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer, Research Professor, Center for Eurasian, Russian and Eastern European Studies, Department of Anthropology, Georgetown University, Author of Shamanic Worlds, Editor of Anthropology and Archeology of Eurasia

Profit and Loss is a great documentary and could and should be used in anthropology classrooms, both for introductory courses and for advanced courses in environmental anthropology and development anthropology…It should disturb American and Western viewers, even if it cannot convince them to change their ways out of respect for the people who pay a high price for our lifestyle. Suitable for high school classes and college courses in cultural anthropology, development anthropology, environmental anthropology, anthropology of the corporation, anthropology of endangered cultures, and Oceanian and North American studies, as well as for general audiences.”

Jack David Eller, Anthropology Review Database

“The restoration of Indigenous environments and Indigenous cultures go hand in hand. The struggles are real. I recommend the Standing on Sacred Ground for tribal colleges and universities.”

David Yarlott Jr., Little Big Horn College, Tribal College Journal

https://ehtrust.org/the-jackson-hole-environmental-health-trust-film-series-standing-on-sacred-ground/ Source: Environmental Health Trust