Thirst For Justice – The Documentary

Client
RainDance
Producer
Teddy Bear
Director

Film Story

In the spring of 2015, residents from two communities enlist the help of scientists to prove their suspicions; that their water was dangerously contaminated. In Sander, Arizona, mother of two Janene Yazzie, finds out from tests carried out by a PhD student, that the drinking water in her son’s school–once her own school–has more than double the acceptable levels of uranium. Further, she learns that the State has for years kept relevant results hidden from the public and stopped further testing. Janene suspects that drinking from contaminated school water fountains may have contributed to her contracting ovarian cancer.  The science seems to support this. Biologist Dr Cheryl Dyer’s peer reviewed research showed that uranium contaminated water can cause reproductive cancers.  Janene embarks on a mission to investigate the source of the contamination. She investigates the site of the largest radioactive spill by volume in US history, which remains virtually unknown and unreported. This part of the film draws on the expertise of nuclear engineer Kim Kearfott, who notes that some areas of the Navajo reservation have uranium contamination levels at much higher levels than the evacuation zone of Chernobyl. We get the highest readings possible on the geiger counter, which has never been shown.  Despite this an industry head tells us you can eat enriched uranium, because it’s not dangerous or radioactive. 

Award

  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Photography
  • International Short Film

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  1. admin

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    8 July 2017
    • admin

      Nullam imperdiet, sem at fringilla lobortis, sem nibh fringilla nibh, idae gravida mi purus sit amet erat. Ut dictum nisi massa, vitae pusem at fringilla lobor

      8 July 2017
  2. admin

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    8 July 2017

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