Death Valley Documentary on VOD/DVD for National Native American Heritage Month

Award-Winning "The Women in the Sand" Calls for Preservation of Timbisha Shoshone Culture
The Women in the Sand Arrives on VOD Nov. 16
The Women in the Sand Arrives on VOD Nov. 16
LOS ANGELES - Oct. 29, 2018 - PRLog -- November is National Native American Heritage Month, and Leomark Studios is releasing Leftwood Pictures' The Women In the Sand on Amazon Instant Video and as a DVD for purchase through major online retailers on November 16. The Women in the Sand is a documentary about two feisty elders of Death Valley's Timbisha Shoshone Tribe and their struggle to preserve their language and culture.
Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Edward James Olmos narrates this moving story of Pauline and Maddy Esteves, two tribal elders now in their 80s and 90s, who have struggled all their lives with the Federal Government and their own Tribal Council to overcome injustice and save the ancient culture of Death Valley's original people. Through storytelling and archival images dating back to the Gold Rush, Pauline and Maddy, along with historians and other members of the Timbisha tribe, reveal the rich history of their people and their unyielding courage to stand up to corporations, the U.S. government, and greedy Tribal authorities.
The Women in the Sand (, an official selection of the 2017 Red Nation Film Festival, was given a special screening and received a standing ovation at AMPAS' Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study's Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. It was nominated for Best Feature at the 2017 TMC London Film Festival and awarded laurels from Impact Docs Awards and Accolade Global Film Competition. The Women in the Sand was an official selection of the 2018 Toronto Independent Film Festival. Last May, the film screened at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center for the House Natural Resources Committee, which serves the Federal Departments of the Interior, Energy, and Homeland Security, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency.
Leomark Studios (, the U.S. distributor and international sales agent for The Women in the Sand, will be at the American Film Market, Oct. 31–Nov. 6 in Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Room 329.

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