The Return of Navajo Boy

Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of the American Indian (NYC) Presents
The Return of Navajo Boy
, November 24th - 30th • Screens daily at 1pm - free

The Return of Navajo Boy is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning film that tells the story of a Navajo family’s involvement with Hollywood, uranium mining, tourism and a long lost baby brother named John Wayne.

The impact of this intimate family story with its epilogue and web series demonstrates how documentary filmmaking exposes injustices and helps change public policies.

In April 2014, the Navajo Nation won the largest environmental settlement in Native American history, $1,000,000,000 (that’s billion) from Kerr-McGee, the corporate contaminator exposed by The Return of Navajo Boy.

Click here to see a summary of impacts to date.

"Like a finely made rug, The Return of Navajo Boy, contains multiple layers of color, construction and meaning. A must see." -- Native American Magazine