On the territory of the Navajo Nation in USA, disused uranium mines pose an on-going threat to the environment of the indigenous people. Their efforts to reclaim their sacred earth and gain compensation are unfailing. Here the indigenous community of activists, artists and scientists have their say. A film manifesto that is intelligent in both its form and narrative content. Maren Willkomm
Writer: Hadley Austin, Dr. Tommy Rock. Camera: Yoni Goldstein. Sound: Julian Flavin. Editing: Timothy Fryett, Nyneve Minnear. Music: Sihasin, Testify, Lisa Robbins. Production: Formidable Entities. Producer: Nevo Shinaar. Length: 88 min.
Writer and documentarian Hadley Austin has academic roots in history and social science and works as a lecturer and (audio) producer, among other things. She was a 2020 Redford Center and 2021 Bay Area Video Coalition fellow. As an artist, she publishes poetry and short films.
SPECIFIC GRAVITY, USA 2020, 6 min.
Nominated for the DOK.edit Award – presented by Adobe
Nominated for the VIKTOR Main Competition DOK.international
Slices of life, insights and perspectives: The films of the International Competition open doors to new worlds for us. They compete for the award VIKTOR Main Competition, which is endowed with 10,000 euros. The award donor is Bayerischer Rundfunk.