Akuy Eenda Maawehlaang

“Akuy Eenda Maawehlaang” witnesses the Ramapough-Lenape Nation’s struggle to gather as a community and pray on their own land, in the face of legal & financial abuse at the hands of the township of Mahwah, and a private home-owner’s association called the Polo Club.

The filmmaker, Brooklyn’s lens of personal grief from losing his filmmaking-parent Jonathan, with whom this project began, weaves together an old Lenape myth with a newer story of wildlife endangerment, to form an emotional ode to indigenous futures, diversity, and the continuity of life on earth.

Directed by Brooklyn Demme (USA)