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I would like to express much gratitude for the journals, podcasts, festivals and media channels that have helped us amplify our message for a larger audience.

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In the meantime please enjoy these examples of our media coverage.

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So much gratitude for the journals, podcasts, festivals and media channels that have helped us amplify our message for a larger audience.

If you would like to feature our story or invite us for a speaking engagement, we welcome you to reach out.

In the meantime please enjoy these examples of our media coverage.

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Natasha Deganello Giraudie is a mother, filmmaker and nature practice teacher interested in helping people deepen their relationship with the Earth.  Her most recent film, One Word Sawalmem, which she co-directed with Michael "Pom" Preston of the Winnemem Wintu tribe of Mt. Shasta, won a number of awards and was selected for 40+ festivals in 15 countries.  It was screened at the Smithsonian, UNESCO conferences and is scheduled to be broadcast on PBS.  

Natasha is also an instructor of nature-based mindfulness at Stanford University in the department of Continuing Studies and the host of Nature Practice Flow, an international online community of people who committed to aligning their wellbeing to that of the Earth's. 

Her work is influenced by more than 20 years of studying with the Dalai Lama and nature retreats with Thich Nhat Hanh; learning from some of the great naturalists of our time and spending time with indigenous wisdom keepers from Venezuela, where she’s from, to California, where she currently lives.  

Natasha's story and projects have been featured on Yes! Magazine, mindbodygreen, PBS KCETNews from Native California, Threads of the Sun, and the Unstuck podcast.

Awards & Accolades

 

An important film with heart and soul.”

American Indian Film Festival – Best Doc Short

 

"a wonderful film on the climate crisis with a dedicated journey on the most optimistic and positive path to save this planet.” 

Druk International Film Festival – Best Documentary Film: Outstanding Achievement Award

 

"a powerful film that opens our eyes to something we see every day and inspires us to see this magical creation with new vision, and protect it with new resolve." 

Culture & Diversity Film Festival – Best Environmental Film

 

“a beautiful reminder that water is sacred”

Durango Independent Film Festival – Best Native Cinema Film

 

A must see.” 

Amdocs

 

“ a film of great power and purpose – it explains the Indigenous understanding and knowledge of the interdependence amongst all life on this planet.”

Native Spirit Film Festival

 

"wonderful use of a personal story to address a global issue."

San Francisco Documentary Film Festival

 

"this film brought the sacred into the conversation. I was engaged the whole time."

Eugene Environmental Film Festival

 

"spirituality in an academic world, trying to teach a collective worldview of how the Native cultures are important & taking that spirituality and applying it to environmental issues & how we should be caring for them."

Dreamspeakers Film Festival

 

"a film that aims at a fundamental task of the 21st century: the need to relearn to live in harmony with the planet".

Muestra Cine+Video Indigena

 

"shows us the power of Native organizations that fight for the environment and the recovery of ancestral knowledge – an example in which we all have to participate" 

Muestra Cine+Video Indigena



"Who are we? Where are we? What did we create? These big questions are taken with simplicity in this beautiful journey. The film doesn't provide us the answers, but encourages us to find them…

Prague International Indie Film Festival

 

"As timely as it is illuminating. Reminding us that there is a different way to see and approach our world by awakening to the interconnected nature of all things.  The film delivers a powerful message. "

Cleveland International Film Festival



"an important message of indigenous wisdom - and how the collective actions of people can heal our planet. As humans, we need to step into the flow of our natural world, listen carefully and respond with care and responsibility" 

Singapore Environmental Film Festival

 

“an inspiring movie that makes you connect with nature from a new point of view – more intimate and more spiritual.

Suncine Barcelona Environmental Film Festival

 

“inspires even the most uninformed to start their journey of saving our planet.”

Oakland Short Film Festival

 

American Indian Film Festival – Best Doc Short

 

Culture & Diversity Film Festival – Best Environmental Film

 

Red Nation International Film Festival – Best Documentary Short


Tagore International Film Festival – Outstanding Achievement Award

 

FICLAPAZ - La Paz International Film Festival  – Short Film Award

 

IndieFest – Award of Excellence: Film Short

 

WRPN Women's International Film Festival  Award of Excellence

 

American Indian Film Festival – Finalist

 

Tribeca Film Institute, short film program If/Then – Finalist

 

Indy Shorts International Film Festival –  Academy-Award-qualifying

 

Carmarthen Bay Film Festival, BAFTA-qualifying – Finalist

OtherMovie Lugano – Semi-Finalist



Select Media Coverage

7 Things I Learned

from collaborating with Indigenous wisdom keepers.  An opinion piece I wrote for one of my very favorite magazines, on what I learned by working with Michael "Pom" Preston on our film One Word Sawalmem.

Awakening to life

and finding deeper soul nourishment from everyday nature with Natasha Deganello Giraudie.

A conversation with Josje Leyton on the Threads of the Sun podcast.

Reflections on Receiving the Magic of the Ephemeral 

what ten years of practicing Día de los Muertos has taught me about life.  

An article I wrote as a guest contributor for mindbodygreen.

Helping sacred water heal 

people, land, spirit and salmon.  

An article about our film by Hanh Truong for PBS KCET, Southern and Central California.

The sacred lesson from nature

that healed my burnout – for good.  

An article featuring my nature practice work in mindbodygreen.

Building a nature practice

for your body, mind and spirit with Natasha Deganello Giraudie.

A conversation with Shawn Mynar on the Unstuck podcast.

One Word Sawalmem is a reminder 

for how to live in reciprocity with the Earth.  

An article about our film by Ishmael Elias in the Winter 2020 issue of News from Native California.

Healing our relationship with the Earth

an interview with Michael "Pom" Preston and Natasha Deganello Giraudie.

An article about our film by Dan Bacher for Red, Green and Blue.

Nature Practice Meditation & Conversation 

special event for the Singapore Eco Film Festival, with festival ambassador, Liz Lazan, and Natasha Deganello Giraudie.

 

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