Time Has Many Voices

Documentary | Phil Gross, Brian F. Byrd, phd, Monica arellano

In the Bay area of San Francisco is an ancient village site where native peoples long ago lived and prospered. Now, in a once in a lifetime event, the descendants of those people, the Muwekma Ohlone, have partnered with archeologists to conduct one of the most intensive studies ever undertaken at an early pre-contact site in California. As the excavation proceeds, the ancient voices will speak and the modern-day descendants will be listening.

57 minutes

Release: November 5, 2022

Expiration: November 4, 2026

Distributor: NETA

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Phil Gross

PHIL GROSS is the owner and Senior Producer for Cinnabar Video, an independent production studio based in Davis, CA that has been creating video stories for more than 20 years. Phil’s work has received national recognition for writing, directing and editing. He has earned 14 National Telly awards for programs exploring a diverse range of subjects including pesticide reduction in farming, self-help housing development, archeological discoveries, and medicine.

Brian F. Byrd, PhD

Executive Producer
BRIAN F. BYRD, PHD received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. Until the early 1990s, he conducted research in Southwest Asia exploring the social transition to sedentary life and then to early farming at the end of the Pleistocene. Since 1992, he has directed numerous multidisciplinary cultural resources management projects throughout California exploring the complex interrelationship between human decision-making, social interaction, and environmental factors of ancestral Native American settlements. He is a proud citizen of the Shawnee Tribe and a strong advocate of collaborative archaeology with descendent communities.

Monica Arellano

Associate Producer
MONICA ARELLANO is the Associate Producer of "Time Has Many Voices" and is the Tribal Vice Chairwoman of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area. She was the lead tribal representative for the documentary film.

Walt Pourier

Vice Chair

Walt is Oglala Lakota and created the logo for Urban Rez. He is Creative Director, owner of Nakota Designs Advertising Designs and Graphics. Executive Director of the Stronghold Society nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope and supporting youth movements through Live Life Call To Action Campaigns.


Program Coordinator

(Hataža Mani Winga)​

"Cinema Aficionado"

Role: Jordana is excited to engage with different Native/Indigenous communities. Her passion for working with youth will help develop the Native Youth Media Project. She will also assist with the Creative Shorts Fellowship (CSF) to help organize deliverables for filmmakers.