Up Heartbreak Hill

(DVD) 2012, Grades 7 -Adult, 82 minutes, Closed-Captioned, PBS

This video chronicles the lives of three Native American teenagers in Navajo, New Mexico: Thomas, an elite runner; Tamara, an academic superstar; and Gabby, an inspiring photographer’s as they navigate their senior year at a reservation high school. As graduation nears, they must decide whether or not to stay in their community or leave in pursuit of opportunities elsewhere. Tribal elders urge members to leave, acquire an education or learn a trade, and return home with the skills to help their people.

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