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The Return of Navajo Boy

Spitz, Jeff
The Return of Navajo Boy, an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and PBS, is an internationally acclaimed documentary that reunited a Navajo family and triggered a federal investigation into uranium contamination. It tells the story of Elsie Mae Begay, whose history in pictures reveals an incredible and ongoing struggle for environmental justice. A powerful new epilogue (produced in 2008) shows how the film and Groundswell Educational Films’ outreach campaign create news and rally supporters including Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA). The Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform mandated a clean-up plan by the five agencies that are responsible for uranium contamination. This film is a valuable resource for Native American and indigenous studies.

The Return of Navajo Boy.

[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.

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Originally produced by Groundswell Educational Films in 2000.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

Spitz, Jeff, film director.; Klain, Bennie, producer.; Begay, Lorenzo narrator.

Kanopy (Firm)
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