Crying Earth Rise Up is a compelling story of the human cost of uranium mining and its impact on the water, land and people of the Great Plains. When Debra White Plume’s drinking water tests high for radiation, she sets out to determine the cause. What she finds alarms her.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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 a documentary educator, Suree teaches at universities, for non-profits and internationally at EICTV film school in Cuba; and in artis integration programs with the Chicago Public Schools (project AIM) and Chicago hospitals (Snow City Arts). 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 documentary and community building since 1997.