New Film from Courtney Hermann!

Screening as part of the Portland Ecofilm Festival is a new documentary from Portland State Film instructor Courtney Hermann.
Crying Earth Rise Up is an independent documentary funded in large part by CPB’s (Corporation for Public Broacasting) minority consortium member, Vision Maker Media.  Other funders include the Seventh Generation Fund, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Indigenous Environmental Network/Western Mining Action Network, and Honor the Earth.   Additional funding by individual donors, including a Kickstarter campaign, which raised over $27,000.

Exposing the human cost of uranium mining, Crying Earth Rise Up tells the story of Debra White Plume and Elisha Yellow Thunder’s parallel search for answers to the question: why are there high levels of radiation in our drinking water and how can we protect our families and community against this threat?

20 Second Promo:  https://vimeo.com/118290788
30 Second Promo:  https://vimeo.com/118291049

The film will be offered through NETA (National Educational Telecommunications Associations) to PBS stations nationwide beginning Saturday, April 4th.

The festival run for the film has already begun, with screenings at Sedona International Film Festival, Frozen River Film Festival, Big Muddy Film Festival, Native Women in Film and Television Festival, and Athens International Film Festival.  Future screening locations include Rio de Janeiro, Montreal and New York City.

The Portland premiere of the film will be in conjunction with the Portland EcoFilm Festival on Saturday, April 12th at 4:30 pm at the Hollywood Theatre.  Co-Producer Courtney Hermann will be in attendance, along with guest Chuck Johnson of the Oregon chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Screening and ticket information:  http://www.portlandecofilmfest.org/crying-earth-chuitna/

Festival trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr4ChO-mjfIPortland EcoFilm

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