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The Return of Navajo Boy
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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.

This film is a valuable resource for Native American and indigenous studies.

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Jeff

I met Navajos suddenly without any prior experience in Native America. I wanted to find the cast from an amateur movie made in the 1950s and titled Navajo Boy. My research took me to Monument Valley, Utah where I found a remarkable Navajo family history involving Hollywood, uranium mining and ...Read more