Renewable Energy Comes to California The Desert Reveals Her Secrets “It’s not 10,000 years ago, its today” Spirit Runners Pray “This is how we start losing everything” A champion goes down hard on the caliche

In the Mojave Desert of Southern California, the world's energy companies converge to produce power. Large environmental groups like NRDC and the Sierra Club have partnered with energy companies and utilities. They've destroyed ecosystems, migrating birds, tortoise, and sacred places from ancient civilizations.

The LA Times indicates, we are at a “Flashpoint” between competing value-systems. Bodies
have been exhumed, and geoglyphs destroyed, in an area that is a long-term indigenous settlement.

“Who Are My People?” depicts how the world's energy firms like Solar Millennium, have met their match in a small group of Native American elders, in the hottest desert on the planet.

The film takes us behind the scenes of two of the largest solar projects in the world,
"fast tracked" by US renewable energy policies.

With Don Alfredo Figueroa (Yaqui, Chemehuevi), Reverend Ronald Van Fleet (Mojave Traditional/Hereditary Chief), Phil Smith (Chemehuevi). Preston Arrow-weed, (Quechan/Kumeyaay), Chemehuevi Chairman Charles Wood. Tracks, Keith Secola (Iron Mountain Ojibwe), Jesus (Chuey) Figueroa, (Chemehuevi, Yaqui, Chichimeca), Victor Van Fleet (Mojave) and Bird Singers, Larry Eddy (CRIT).

Bill Powers, P.E., solar expert, Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, Lowell Bean Ph.D. Anthropologist, James Andre, Ph.D., Botanist, U.C. Riverside, V. John White, Executive Director, CEERT, Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies, Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger. Narrated by filmmaker Robert Lundahl.

Copyright ©2014 RTL.

A Documentary about History, Culture, and Power

The Mojave Desert has the highest solar radiation in the world.


The Desert Reveals Her Secrets

A long ignored landscape reveals her secrets, the legacy of ancient peoples related to the Aztecs and the Mayans.


When "Green" is Not Sustainable.

The controversy over "green jobs" rages on, mired in the collapse of firms like Solyndra.


Solar Milennium Builds a Road Across Ancient Geoglyphs

Native Americans face arrest for practicing traditional ceremonies.