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.