Published: September 8, 2011
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 at the 5th Annual Monument Valley Film, Blues and Arts Festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 10 & 11 at 4:30PM each day.
Where: Monument Valley High School, North US Highway 163, Mustang Boulevard, Kayenta AZ, 86033 in the Student Activity Center.
The Monument Valley Film, Blues and Arts Festival is the first and only Native American festival of its kind to be held on the Navajo Nation. The goal of the film festival is to bring Native made films to the people of the Navajo Nation who otherwise would not have the opportunity or means to see these films. It is also an opportunity for emerging and seasoned film makers to present their work to a primarily all Native audience.
The Monument Valley Film, Blues and Arts Festival is a free event held every year in Kayenta, Arizona, the heart of the Navajo Nation. The event began as a simple small film festival financed and organized by local film makers Shonie and Andee De La Rosa of Sheephead Films.
More information at: http://sheepheadfilms.com/mvff/