SFFILM is committed to publicly honoring the names of the ancestral lands and peoples that we are grateful to work on and be in community with. Acknowledgement is the first step in a larger initiative to build partnership with local indigenous communities and celebrate indigenous stories in film.
SFFILM is located on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone peoples. Indigenous people of surrounding Bay Area lands include Miwok, Yokuts, Patwin, and other Ohlone. SFFILM is committed to publicly honoring the names of these peoples and affirming their sovereign rights as First Peoples. We recognize that we benefit from working and living on their traditional homelands and wish to pay respects to ancestors, descendants, elders, and all other members of their communities.
SFFILM encourages you to research and reflect upon the history of the land and people where you reside. A good place to start and return to is at Native Land Digital.