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Radiation Monitoring Project Launch Party & screening of Crying Earth Rise Up — 4/26/15

January 14, 2016 @ 1:39 pm EST

Crying Earth Rise Up | 2015
Suree Towfighnia — director
in English, 57′
 CRS, Sloths Against Nuclear State, Diné No Nukes, and Nuclear Energy Information Service invite you to a benefit supporting the launch of the Radiation Monitoring Project, featuring the NYC premiere of “Crying Earth Rise Up.” This documentary tells the story of two women who resolve to uncover the human cost of uranium mining and its impact on sacred water. The film will be followed by a discussion and short presentation about “Radiation Monitoring Project: Protecting the Communities. Watching the Watchers.” Find out what you can do to take part on the struggle against uranium mining and nuclear energy. Admission is free and donations will be collected to support the Project.
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.

Protecting Our Communities. Watching the Watchers.
▶︎What are the risks of living near abandoned uranium mines? Are these aging reactors having any radiation leaks today? Is it ok to let our children play outdoors all day? We have no way of knowing the presence of invisible radiation without proper equipment. 
▶︎On April 26, 2015, we launch a campaign to raise fund in order to buy radiation detectors, distribute them throughout the contaminated and frontline communities in the US, and secure the professional training needed to learn how to detect and interpret radiation. Join us at this launch party, meet us the Sloths against Nuclear State and get to know more about radiation. 
▶︎This is a project of Diné No Nukes, Nuclear Energy Information Service and Sloths Against Nuclear State.
Suree Towfighnia, Director / Producer / Camera​ for Crying Earth Rise Up
Suree Towfighnia is a director, producer, DP, and documentary educator from Chicago, IL. Her company, Prairie Dust Films, directed Standing Silent Nation which was broadcast on POV and garnered many awards in competitions and festivals. Suree recently produced the Haskell Wexler documentary Four Days in Chicago. Suree’s thesis, Tampico, about a Chicago street performer, won the Studs Terkel Award for Community Media. As an educator, Suree teaches master classes in documentary making for universities, non-profits and internationally at EICTV in Cuba; and has worked with at risk youth in the Chicago Public Schools as part of Project AIM. She began the Lakota Media Project (LMP) in 2003 to train Lakota girls and women dedicated to telling their own documentary stories. Suree has been working on social justice documentary and community engagement since 1997.
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April 2015266:30 pm


January 14, 2016
1:39 pm EST
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