The Return of Navajo Boy

Nov 13, 2000 on PBS at 10:00 PM


The Return of Navajo Boy is a documentary film produced by Jeff Spitz and Bennie Klain about the Cly family, Navajo who live on their reservation. Through them, the film explores several longstanding issues among the Navajo and their relations with t... (more)he United States government and corporations: environmental racism, white supremacy, media and political representation, off-reservation adoption, and denial of reparations for environmental illnesses due to uranium mining in Monument Valley, Utah, which was unregulated for decades. Bill Kennedy served as the film's executive producer; his late father had produced and directed the earlier silent film The Navajo Boy, which featured the Cly family.\nIn 2000, the film was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. It has won numerous awards.

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