Published: February 7, 2011
The story didn’t end after Groundswell released its film The Return of Navajo Boy in 2000. Groundswell’s series of webisodes documenting the struggle for cleanup of uranium contamination on Navajo lands carry the story forward.
Now Navajos are documenting the US Environmental Protection Agency cleanup with their own flip cameras. And the web video series has started generating attention of its own.
IndieWire’s film distribution guru Sydney Levine called the webisode series and Groundswell’s outreach efforts “a good case study” for mobilizing around an important issue.
“This is a good example of successful activist media. As the uranium mining debate heats up again, this film becomes even more pertinent. Watch the webisodes to get an idea of what this Navajo family, and the Navajo Nation, is dealing with. This film got a lot of people involved in this issue and shows that independent media and community members together can make a difference.”
You can donate to support production of more webisodes filmed by Navajos themselves.