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- The Return of Navajo Boy
- Contributing Organization
- Vision Maker Media (Lincoln, Nebraska)
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- VMM Inventory #
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- The Return of Navajo Boy, an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and PBS, is an internationally acclaimed documentary that reunited a Navajo family and triggered a federal investigation into uranium contamination. It tells the story of Elsie Mae Begay, whose history in pictures reveals an incredible and ongoing struggle for environmental justice. A powerful new epilogue (produced in 2008) shows how the film and Groundswell Educational Films? outreach campaign create news and rally supporters including Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA). The Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform mandated a clean-up plan by the five agencies that are responsible for uranium contamination.
- Asset type
- Spitz, Jeff, Producer
- Klain, Bennie, Producer
- Media type
- Moving Image
- Chicago: “The Return of Navajo Boy,” Vision Maker Media, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed March 25, 2017, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_508-5q4rj49c9n.
- MLA: “The Return of Navajo Boy.” Vision Maker Media, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. March 25, 2017. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_508-5q4rj49c9n>.
- APA: The Return of Navajo Boy. Boston, MA: Vision Maker Media, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_508-5q4rj49c9n