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April 2017

Without water there is no life - April Specials

Without water there is no life!

Films About Preserving, Protecting Land & Water

In 1947, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began a $300 million, multi-damming project in North Dakota. Thousands of acres of farmland were seized, hundreds of families were displaced, and nearly 90 percent of the Fort Berthold Reservation, home to the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara people was destined to go under water. 


is a personal story of how a multimillion-dollar project  displaced the Mandan/Hidatsa/A rikara Nation in North Dakota. R eturning to the Fort Berthold Reservation, the producer discovers stories of the past as he assesses tribal identity.

Through interv iews and archival footage, a uniquely Native American perspective emerges, giving light to a portrait of resilience and survival  in the face of catastrophic change.  57 minutes

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In the 1950s, two refineries were built on March Point, an area that was once part of the Swinomish Reservation by treaty. Three boys awaken to the destruction that these refineries have brought in their communities. 

March Point  follows three young filmmakers as they produce the documentary about the environmental impact of the Shell and Tesoro oil refineries on land adjacent to the Swinomish Indian tribal community, located on an island in Puget Sound in the state of Washington.  Nick, Travis and Cody are teenagers who have grown up together on the reservation; all three have been in trouble for using drugs and alcohol and have had other brushes with the law. Through their drug treatment program, they were given the opportunity to participate in Native Lens, a project that teaches filmmaking to Native youth.  57 minutes

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Eight years in the making, River of Renewal chronicles the ongoing battle over the resources of Northern California's and Oregon's Klamath Basin. Producer Jack Kohler (Karuk/Yurok/Hoopa) returns to his tribe to discover how politics and economics have impacted tribal fishing and environment after industry changes the Klamath River's ecosystem. 

The film reveals how different dominant groups over the generations have extracted resources from the Klamath Basin with disastrous consequence, including the collapse of the wild salmon populations.  57 minutes

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A total of 70 percent of the world's uranium resources are located in the lands of Indigenous people.

Crying Earth Rise Up

A Lakota mother studying geology seeks the source of the water contamination that may have caused her daughter's critical health proble ms. Meanwhile, a Lakota grandmother fights the regional expansion o f uranium mining. Crying Earth Rise Up exposes the cost of uranium mining and its impact on Great Plains drinking water.  57 minutes

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Yellow Fever

Tina Garnanez (Diné), a young Navajo veteran, goes on a personal investigation into the history of the Navajo uranium boom, examining its lasting impacts and the potential for new mining in the area. What was once Cold War uranium mining is now being revived as energy development.

Looking at the cost of cheap energy and the future of the industry, Tina becomes an advocate, lobbyist and a vocal proponent for environmental justice.  57 minutes

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