Published: October 6, 2011
The Oregon Daily Emerald, the student newspaper at the University of Oregon, published a wrap-up of their recent campus screening:
The award-winning expose “The Return of Navajo Boy,” a documentary on uranium contamination of the Navajo Nation, was presented at the EMU Thursday night as part of a state-wide tour to broaden public discussion of indigenous rights.
“It made me more aware,” said Joanne Gasca, a University senior studying psychology. “I didn’t know this was going on, the uranium stuff. I had no idea. We have to do something about this.”
The film, produced by Groundswell Educational Films, was an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival and was widely promoted by PBS. Filmmaker Jeff Spitz and tribal elder and film subject Elsie Mae Begay have traveled nationwide promoting the film’s message, including a visit to Capitol Hill.