Published: October 8, 2010
The Return of Navajo Boy will screen at the Salt Lake City Public Library on September 30th, 2010. Details:
In conjunction with the Gallery at Library Square’s exhibit A Gesture of Kinship: A Story of Change in Self, Community, and Culture in One Navajo Community (August 28-October 8), The City Library presents a series of American Indian films. All films will be shown at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium. Cosponsored by the SLC Film Center.
September 30: The Return of Navajo Boy (2000/2009)
This film chronicles an extraordinary chain of events, beginning with the appearance of a 1950s film reel, which leads to the return of a long-lost brother to his Navajo family. The film has since triggered a federal investigation into uranium contamination on Navajo land. The film was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and has won many awards including Best Documentary at the Indian Summer Film Festival. The film’s director, Jeff Spitz, will be in attendance to introduce his film and participate in a Q&A.