Beyond Recognition: The Ohlone

Our radio adaptation of the film Beyond Recognition by Underexposed films: “After decades struggling to protect her ancestors’ burial places, a Native woman from a non-federally recognized Ohlone tribe and her allies occupy a sacred site to prevent its desecration. They then vow to follow a new path- to establish the first women-led urban Indigenous land trust.

Thanks to the Christensen Fund for supporting Making Contact‘s Community Storytelling Fellows and our coverage of Indigenous People.


Corrina Gould, Chochenyo/Karkin Ohlone; Gregg Castro, T’rowt’raahh Salinan Rumsien Ohlone; Maura Sullivan, Coastal Band Chumash; Johnella La Rose, Shoshone- Bannock Tribe; Vivian Thorpe, Washoe Tribe.


Producer of film Beyond Recognition: Directed and produced by Michelle Grace Steinberg of Underexposed Films and Co-produced by Robyn Bykofsky.
Film Editors: Michelle Grace Steinberg and Quinn Costello
Consulting Editor: Vivien Hillgrove
Sound recording: Ryan Stewart and Robyn Bykofsky
Music: featuring songs by Andrew Bird; as well as Justin Wasterlain & Brian Wismar, Sad Bastard Book Club, Agrimonia, and T.I.W.A.E.I.S.

BEYOND RECOGNITION premiered on KRCB television.

Additional music for radio adaptation by Anitek.

Producers of radio adaptation: Charlotte Landes and Lisa Rudman
The Making Contact team also includes Monica Lopez, Anita Johnson, Salima Hamirani, Aysha Choudhary, and Dylan Heuer.

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