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Drumbeat For Mother Earth


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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 54 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: Yes

Copyright Date: 2000
Available in French: No

Many scientists and tribal people consider persistent toxic chemicals to be the greatest threat to the long-term survival of Indigenous Peoples. “Drumbeat for Mother Earth” explores how these chemicals contaminate the traditional food web, violate treaty rights, travel long distances, and are passed from one generation to the next during pregnancy causing cancer, learning disabilities, and other serious health problems. Indigenous Peoples' connection to Mother Earth places them on a collision course with these chemicals. Continued survival within a contaminated environment means making life and death decisions that could alter whole cultures, diet, ceremonies and future generations.

Awards: Best Environmental/Social Justice Film, EarthVision Environmental Film Festival; Best Public Service Film, American Indian Film Festival; Best Environmental Film, New York Independent Film & Video Festival

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