Our Heritage, Our Planet Film Week (OHOP) is an initiative of Hispanic Access Foundation. OHOP was created to showcase the stories of Black, Indigenous, and other Artists of Color with roots in nature - learning, experiencing, and uplifting the nexus between BIPOC communities and the lands, waterways, and ocean we call home. Registration is still open for OHOP 2021 here.
In addition to the film screenings, throughout the festival, artists, communities, and decision-makers come together to host interactive discussions on environmental topics.
GOALS OF OUR HERITAGE, OUR PLANET FILM WEEK:
- Elevate stories of Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color
- Shine a spotlight on diverse cultural heritages and the environment
- Educate the community on the connection between communities of color and the nation’s lands, waterways, and ocea
The film week showcased films in any genre with themes related to Lands and Nature, Climate Crisis, Equity, Justice, and Health, and Ocean and Waterways.
LANDS AND NATURE
Cultural, religious, and ancestral connections to nature and the land; adventure stories; ecosystems and biodiversity on land; parks and protected areas on land; nature-based solutions; land-based natural resources; urban nature; traditional land management knowledge and practices; restorative agriculture; etc.
Stories of climate hazards such as flooding, sea level rise, wildfires, hurricanes, extreme heat, or drought; climate risks to people, ecosystems, and biodiversity; climate solutions; urban sustainability; threats from fossil fuels and greenhouse gases; threats from plastics; climate governance; etc.
EQUITY, JUSTICE, AND HEALTH
Connections between pollutants and health; nature and health; correcting historic injustices; ties between racial justice, civil rights, social rights, and environmental and climate justice; just food systems; just transition; just recovery from the pandemic; etc.
OCEAN AND WATERWAYS
Cultural, religious, and ancestral connections to waterways and the ocean; ocean and water governance; water protectors; water and marine ecosystems and biodiversity; freshwater conservation; ocean and freshwater natural resources; water adventures; etc.
For more information on participating, visit OurHeritageOurPlanet.org to learn more.