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La Quenceria de la Tierra is the love of your place, of your land, of the landscape that has contributed to who you are as a person. Rooted Lands witnesses the predominantly Hispanic rural villages of Mora and San Miguel Counties in New Mexico (labeled as among the poorest communities in the United States) stand up and speak out in solidarity against one of the world’s most powerful industries. Faced with the threat of natural gas development as mineral leases are bought by oil and gas speculators in their pristine landscape, the citizens rise up and defend the richness of their culture, their heritage, their landscape and their place.

The documentary explores the citizen grassroots movement and witnesses how industry has affected residents in the Four Corners Area who live in full field fossil fuel development of oil and gas.

La Querencia De La Tierra...

La Querencia De La Tierra...

...the love of your place, of your land, of the landscape that has contributed to you as a person. In April 2013, Mora became the first county in the United States to ban hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Their community rights-based ordinance is being challenged in federal court and communities across the nation are watching. Rooted Lands witnesses predominantly Hispanic rural villages in New[...]

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