Hidden Medicine

The film beautifully weaves story, poetry, music and politics, creating an impending sense of our planet’s struggle to survive.
— Sundance Film Festival


HIDDEN MEDICINE is a film in support of legislation pending in Congress to protect the remaining four percent of America’s forests. The film is written, directed and scored by Robby Romero; co-written by Chief Oren Lyons (FaithKeeper of the Onondaga Nation); executive produced by Horst Rechelbacher (Founder of the Aveda Corporation); and produced by Roland Joffé, known for helming such films as “The Killing Fields”, “The Mission”, “Fat Man and Little Boy”, and “Scarlet Letter”.

HIDDEN MEDICINE screened on 23 November 2000 at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, and aired on Sundance Channel on 1 January 2001 with an appeal to encourage viewers to take immediate action regarding the protection of Native Peoples Sacred Sites, The Act to Save America’s Forests and the National Forest Protection and Restoration Act. Prefaced by Robert Redford, HIDDEN MEDICINE premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.