Audience and Use

Tracing Roots is a 35-minute film with themes including cultural legacy and ownership, heritage, creativity and healthy aging. Community screenings and use by public libraries, museums universities, and art houses is welcome. If you are an organization, community group, church, or other institution, please inquire about Public Performance Rights by sending an email to or filling out the form below.

If you would like to purchase a DVD to use at a college, corporation, K-12 school, library, or community group, you can do so through New Day Films.

Ellen Frankenstein and Delores Churchill are available to speak at screenings.

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Relevant Subject Areas

Anthropology, Archeology, Sociology, Indigenous Studies, Northwest Coast Art, Heritage and History; Art, Culture & Law; Intellectual Property and Repatriation, Museum Studies, Environmental Studies, Alaskan and Canadian Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Aging and Gerontology, Documentary Filmmaking

Appropriate for screenings in

Community Groups, High Schools, Colleges, Museums, Public Libraries, Weaving and Northwest Coast Art Workshops


Host a Screening

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Screening fees help us cover expenses, but the most important thing to us is that you have the film to use as an inspiring educational tool.

Download the Poster

Download Tracing Roots 11x17 Poster (PDF) (JPEG)


Upcoming Screenings and Broadcasts



2016  Screenings

Posting about Tracing Roots film screenings has been on hiatus, with attention going to Standing Rock and the elections of 2016. As we paused, there are close to 900 broadcasts of Tracing Roots via the World Channel to public broadcasting stations across the country happening.

We hope each viewer will connect Delores' story to Standing Rock and the struggle to protect human rights, land and water and heritage.

Earlier in the year (some screenings)

Northwest  Basket Weaver Retreat
Seabrook, WA
Friday, January 29th, 2016 at 8:15 pm
Delores Churchill attending

Society for Applied Anthropology
Vancouver, BC
Thur, March 31

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Community Center
Sequim, WA
Wed, April 27th


Screenings in the works include
Juneau Public Library
Palmer Pioneer Home
Columbia Basketry Guild
 Misti Washington Gourd and Basket Guild
Skagit Valley

Past screenings and celebrations