Welcome to “O’odham Su:dag – The People’s Water,” a powerful short film by Indigenous Filmmaker Jasmine Lopez; sharing a profoundly personal and eye-opening account of her upbringing on the South Side of Tucson, where access to clean water was scarce, and its profound impact on the Tucson’s low-income community.
In this thought-provoking documentary, Jasmine Lopez takes us on a poignant journey, shedding light on the struggles faced by her people and the broader implications of living with contaminated water. As she weaves the narrative of her own experiences, Jasmine artfully connects the dots between water quality, environmental justice, and the rich cultural heritage of the Tohono O’odham tribe.
Throughout the film, viewers will witness stories of resilience and resourcefulness as the Tohono O’odham people stand united, striving to protect their sacred land and traditions against the odds. It’s a testament to the strength of the community and its unwavering commitment to safeguarding the precious gift of water, a fundamental element of life itself.
Join us as we immerse ourselves in this captivating story, drawing attention to the urgent need for clean water access and honoring the wisdom and teachings of the Tohono O’odham ancestors. Let us stand together to raise awareness about the importance of preserving our environment for future generations.