Press

Radio & TV Appearances

KCTS 9 Connects; November 2008: http://www.kcts9.org/video/march-point
GRITtv; July 2008: http://lauraflanders.firedoglake.com/2008/07/11/native-lens/
Horace Mann award; March 2008: http://www.antiochseattle.edu/about/hmaward/mann_awards_rector.html
AIROS Native Network; Tracy Rector http://www.airos.org/audio/producerprofiles/rector_profile.mp3
http://www.kcts9.org/video/march-point

Recent Press

Seattle University Spectator; October 2009: http://www.su-spectator.com

European Independent Film Festival, Paris; Runner up, Best Non-European Documentary Award, March 2009:http://www.ecufilmfestival.com/2009_award-winners.php?lang=en
ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, Toronto; Best Documentary Award, October 2008
: http://www.imaginenative.org/newsdetails.php?id=46
International Cherokee Film Festival, OK; Best Documentary Award, October 2008:http://www.internationalcherokeefilmfestival.com/awards2008.html

General Press
Colors NW & Environmental Racism Transforms Swinomish Teens, Community, December 2008:http://colorsnw.com/colors/2008/12/15/environmental-racism-transforms-swinomish-teens-community/
Material World Roving reporter; the Mead Film Festival at the AMNH, November 2008:http://blogs.nyu.edu/projects/materialworld/2008/11/roving_reporter_the_mead_film.html
The Globe and Mail & Highlight: March Point; November 2008: GlobeReview.pdf

Seattle Times- November 2008- PDF
Christian Science Monitor – March 2008 – PDF

Anacortes American – January 2008 – PDF

Skagit Valley Herald – January 2008 – PDF

Indigenous Press

Indian Country- November 2008- PDF
Puyallup Tribal News – October 2008

Environmental Press

Sound News & Inspiration at March Point, February 2009: http://courses.washington.edu/ejourn/wordpress/2009/02/26/inspiration-at-march-point/

Viewer Responses

“This was a beautiful film. It somehow managed to be about growing up, native american issues, environmental issues, the process of making a film, and the transformative power of art – seamlessly. Really well done. I hope Chris Gregoire saw this and will be lending her support, better late than never.” - Robert N.

“I just watched this program and i just wanted to say how much I liked it. I think its really cool that people my own age can do something like make movie. I didn’t know about a lot about the natives that live up there in the Pacific Northwest and I feel like I came away knowing a lot more. Thanks!” - Jackie R.

“This project is a brilliant example of what progressive education is all about. Congratulations to the filmmaker’s and everyone behind the scenes on sharing their journey with us.” - Craig Seasholes

“Kia Ora (Hello in the Maori Language). Thank You so much for this very real documentary March Point, I am so proud of the 3 boys taking on such a responsibility of bringing our attention to the very important environmental and tribal issues that this country needs to seriously address. I believe that they are a generation ready to awaken those still sleeping and the time is NOW and with their continued commitment to further educate themselves with the knowledge they too will educate the rest of America and the world. Thanks for your voice and for listening to the spirit of the Ancestors, an indigenous path is not an easy path but a path of honour and pride for oneself, his family and his tribal affiliations.”
“He aha te mea nui o te ao?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata”
What is the most important thing in this world?
It is people, it is people, it is people
Arohanui
Racheal Morgan-Ward, WA

“I was really moved by the film you made with these kids, I hope that one day they can come speak in our community!” Michael – Bellingham, WA

“I just wanted to drop you a note to say “thank you” and “a job well done”. I was fortunate enough to attend the screening this weekend in Swinomish and had the pleasure of viewing the March Point film…Such perseverance on the part of both the students and the staff, three years, WOW! It was ever so apparent that you all have a passion for the work you do as well as those you work with.” Chrissy – Marysville, WA

“They are “ordinary heroes” the three Native American teens in “March Point” who document the impact of a Shell oil refinery on lands that were once a part of their tribal reservation next door.” Angela – Santa Cruz, CA