Listening for the Rain

Directed by Filo Gomez


Listening for the Rain starts a pluricultural conversation in which some Indigenous people who live in the central United States of America discuss their observations and understandings of, as well as responses to, climate change and variability. A team of Native and non-Native researchers and media artists worked together to document these stories. Not only does Listening for the Rain illustrate some of the environmental transformations distinguishing diverse Tribal landscapes, but the video also suggests some of the proactive solutions and ideas for addressing these issues that are currently being undertaken in Indian Country.



Further Reading

Maldonado, J., et al. 2015. Engagement with indigenous peoples and honoring traditional knowledge systems. Climatic Change 135 (1): 111-126.

Smith, L.C. 2012. Decolonizing hybridity: Indigenous video, knowledge and diffraction. Cultural Geographies 19 (3): 329-348.

Smith, L.C. 2015. Indigenous Media and Postcolonial Pedagogies. In Mediated Geographies and Geographies of Media, edited by S.P. Mains, J. Cupples and C. Lukinbeal. Springer, pp. 417-432.