Conscience Point: Air, Land + Sea at Tutto Il Giorno

On February 12, HamptonsFilm was proud to host an encore screening of Treva Wurmfeld’s CONSCIENCE POINT, which had its world premiere at HIFF27 last October, receiving the 2019 Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice. The film screened as part of our Air, Land + Sea dinner-and-a-movie series.

In the enlightening film, heroine and Shinnecock activist Rebecca Hill-Genia fights to preserve Shinnecock sacred land and push forward legislation to protect ancestral grave sites. The film unearths a deep clash of values between the Shinnecock Indian Nation and their Hamptons neighbors.

After the film, we were honored to have Becky, along with fellow Shinnecock advocates Shane Weeks and Kelly Dennis, join Southampton Press editor Joe Shaw and moderator Bridget LeRoy (associate editor of The Independent) for an enriching exploration of the issues raised in the film.

Highlighting the sacred, beloved and generous land on which many of us live, CONSCIENCE POINT was a perfect match for on ongoing Air, Land + Sea dinner-and-a-movie series, generously hosted once again by the wonderfully gracious team at Tutto Il Giorno Sag Harbor.

As our Air, Land + Sea partner Nicole Delma noted, CONSCIENCE POINT is “a brilliant film that shifted minds and won hearts. We can learn a lot from the perseverance of those featured in the film, and can serve them by standing by to push for legislation in Southampton town to prevent conscious unearthing of sacred burial sites. A community is defined by the values it upholds.”

Stay tuned for future Air, Land + Sea events!