Emergence Magazine

The Hunt

by Sanjay Rawal

This short film The Hunt, by Sanjay Rawal, follows two characters from his feature film Gather—Chef Nephi Craig of the White Mountain Apache Nation and master forager Twila Cassadore of the San Carlos Apache Nation—as they work with Indigenous foodways to promote processes of healing and recovery from historical trauma. The following op-ed written by Sanjay and the film’s executive producer A-dae Romero-Briones (Cochiti/Kiowa) emphasizes the power of strengthening traditions and relationships with the land.


Sanjay Rawal is a James Beard Award-winning filmmaker. His films include Ocean Monk, Food Chains, Challenging Impossibility, 3100: Run and Become, and Gather.

Writer & Executive Producer

A-dae Romero-Briones (Cochiti/Kiowa) is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar and has written extensively about food safety, the Produce Safety rule and tribes, and the protection of tribal traditional foods. She is the executive producer for The Hunt.


Directed by Sanjay Rawal
Produced by Tanya Meillier
Cinematography by Renan Ozturk
Edited by Tanya Meillier & Alexander Meillier
Sound by Jim Choi
Soundtrack by Michael A. Levine
Sound mixing by Tom Efinger

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