Tall Firs Cinema

Tall Firs Cinema is a film company based in Seattle, Washington owned and run by Vasant and Sarah Samudre.

What We're Filming

Vasant films the Duwamish River in the rain.

Vasant films the Duwamish River in the rain.

Promised Land is a feature social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they've long been denied. In following their story, the film examines a larger problem in the way that the government and society still looks at tribal sovereignty. 

Promised Land debuted in select theaters fall 2016. Promised Land debuted in select theaters fall 2016. It has been chosen for the award for Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking at the 10th Annual LA Skins Fest, and was an official selection for the 41st Annual American Indian Film Festival, Northwest Film Forum's 19th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival, the 12th Annual Ellensburg Film Festival, and the 5th Annual Social Justice Film Festival, among others. To arrange for your school, group, museum, or local theater to show a screening of the film, please contact us here.

You can learn more about the film here. It is sponsored by Artist Trust4Culture, and San Francisco Film Society.

Next At Bat...

Sarah sets up a time-lapse shot from Seattle's Kerry Park.

Sarah sets up a time-lapse shot from Seattle's Kerry Park.

A short film with local musicians! A science fiction feature film! We have a few screenplays we're finishing up in order to get our napkin list production order in place, but none excites us more than the female-led science fiction feature that we're in development on right now.

We'll keep you posted on that project and more as things progress!