Broken Rainbow

Broken Rainbow

Director: Maria Florio, Victoria Mudd

Cast: Maria Florio, Victoria Mudd, Burgess Meredith, Martin Sheen

     
 
In 1983, Interior Secretary James Watt sold coal leases at unusually low prices to developers in New Mexico, and hundreds of Navajo families were torn from their homes and displaced to other areas. The tragedy of this occurrence and the lack of humanity or even minimal human understanding of the plight of the displaced Navajo is the topic of this moving documentary.

Overview

In 1983, Interior Secretary James Watt sold coal leases at unusually low prices to developers in New Mexico, and hundreds of Navajo families were torn from their homes and displaced to other areas. The tragedy of this occurrence and the lack of humanity or even minimal human understanding of the plight of the displaced Navajo is the topic of this moving documentary. This story barely surfaced on the U.S. national news before it was forgotten. As noted in the documentary, there is a long history of injustice and neglect on the part of a U.S. bureaucracy that seems only to respond to public pressure in correcting its transgressions against the Navajo.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/27/2006
UPC:
0767685976432
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
NR
Source:
Docurama
Time:
1:10:00
Sales rank:
48,192

Special Features

Update 2006: The Struggle Continues; Filmmaker biographies; Interactive menus; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Broken Rainbow
1. Relocate the Navajo [4:52]
2. Extraordinary Group of Americans [3:44]
3. A People of Peace [5:02]
4. Big Mountain People [5:18]
5. Hopi Resistance [9:33]
6. Oil and Coal [6:03]
7. Pollution [9:26]
8. Indian Activism [5:08]
9. Taking Everything Away [5:39]
10. Cheated and Lied To [4:36]
11. Warriors of the Open Rainbow [6:37]
12. Credits [2:52]

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