Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

February 3, 2015

Lakotas 'Crying Earth Rise Up' at Film Fests 2015

Debra White Plume, Lakota

Sedona Film Festival, Arizona, Feb. 26 and 28, 2015

Frozen River Film Festival, Minnesota
Crying Earth Rise Up: Feb. 21, 2015 at 1 pm 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 5:30 PM - Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 8:30 PM (CST) Winona, MN


"Crying Earth Rise Up" tells the story of two women who resolve to uncover the human cost of uranium mining and its impact on sacred water. Debra White Plume is a Lakota grandmother and tireless leader in the fight to protect her people's water and land from corporate polluters. Debra is the lead plaintiff in a case challenging uranium mining on Lakota treaty territory. Elisha Yellow Thunder intimately understands the dangers of contaminated water. A young mother and a geology student, she unknowingly drank water with high levels of radiation while pregnant with her first daughter, whose severe medical anomalies are life-threatening. "Crying Earth Rise Up" documents the growing movement of native and non-native people of the Great Plains in their battle to stop the expansion of uranium mining.

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