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New America Now: Hopi v Enviro Activists, Filmmaker Honored & The Children of Argentina's Dirty Wars

New America Media, Audio, Posted: Oct 16, 2009




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    Odette Keeley talks to:


    Yurina Rico, Public Health editor for La Opinion, discusses a new study which reveals that many U.S. born children of Mexican descent have no health care. Many do not even access free health programs to which they are entitled.
    and, Major environmental groups were recently declared persona non grata and were banned from the Northern Arizona Hopi reservation by tribal council members. Strip coal mining is the issue. This battle concerns the tribes economy, their sovereignty and environmental protection. Carol Berry, Denver-based correspondent for Indian Country Today newspaper describes the major stakeholders.


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    Sandip Roy talks to:


    Coal mining in tribal lands is a lucrative enterprise which creates jobs and millions in energy royalties. But success comes with a price. Bo Boudart is the director of Power Paths, a new documentary about community efforts to forge a new path in energy security for future generations. Power Paths is playing at the United Nations Association Film Festival on October 17th and airs as part of the PBS series Independent Lens on November 3rd.


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    The United Nations Association Film Festival is recognizing Oscar-nominated director Dorothy Fadiman for a lifetime devoted to film making. Her film Woman by Woman is a story of the struggle for personal freedom faced by women in underdeveloped rural areas of India. The second film, Reclaiming Their Voices chronicles the voiceless members of Native American communities who are slowly becoming politically active. Join her on Monday, October 19th at the Aquarius Theater in Palo Alto for a special evening celebrating her career.
    Click here for tickets to both films and a conversation with Dorothy Fadiman and Jasmina Bojic, UNAFF Founder and Executive Director.


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    The state-sponsored "Dirty War" in Argentina left behind broken families and unanswered questions. Two decades later, the children of those who disappeared are now demanding justice for their missing parents. John Knoop and Karina Epperlein are the directors of Awakening from Sorrow: Buenos Aires 1997. The film is showing at the Mill Valley Film Festival on October 17th. Click Here for tickets.


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    New America Now is now available as a podcast through KALW and National Public Radio, so you can listen to the show on your MP3 player. Click here to subscribe.



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