An official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and PBS, The Return of Navajo Boy exposed widespread uranium contamination in Navajo Nation – including whole houses made out of uranium slabs – and reunited a Navajo family torn apart by missionaries. Since then, Spitz and Navajo activists Mary and Elsie Begay have triggered an investigation into uranium contamination in Navajo Nation and worked with attorney John Hueston, a former lead prosecutor in the Enron trial, to win a multi-million dollar EPA cleanup.
When: The film will be shown on Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Phil L. Thomas Performing Arts Center in Shiprock, New Mexico.
Elsie Mae Begay and John Wayne Cly, Navajo activists and community members featured in the film and director Jeff Spitz will discuss how they use media, live events, advocacy and persistence to leverage real change in public policy.
For information contact film director Jeff Spitz at 773-771-7697 or firstname.lastname@example.org.