Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
7:00pm - 9:00pm
423 Central Avenue NW
Honest and poignant, Up Heartbreak Hill is an intimate documentary film featuring a generation of young Americans struggling to be both Native and modern.
Up Heartbreak Hill takes the audience on a remarkable journey with three Navajo teens as they face one of the biggest decisions of their lives. Stars at their rural New Mexico high school, Thomas, Tamara, and Gabby share their innermost thoughts and complicated lives. They are torn between the lure of brighter futures elsewhere and the ties that bind them to home. For these teens, however, home is an impoverished town on the Navajo reservation, and leaving means separating from family, tradition and the land that has been theirs for generations.
This special screening features an 82 minute version of the documentary with footage not seen in the broadcast program. Following the screening, please stay for a Q&A with the film’s stars and director Erica Scharf.
Free & Open to the Public
Doors Open at 6:30pm
For more information visit newmexicopbs.org or call 505-277-2121.
A co-production of Long Distance Films, Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT), ITVS, POV’s Diverse Voices Project and New Mexico PBS, with funding provided by CPB.
A co-presentation with NAPT.
This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series.