Uranium Drive-In
  • Our Power: Black Mesa, Arizona
Roxie TheaterTue, Jun 3, 2014 8:15 PM Not Available
Film Info
Film Type:Feature
Topic:Take Action
Suzan Beraza | USA | 2013 | 70 min

San Francisco Premiere

Who decides the future of rural America? In Uranium Drive-In we see how the promise of jobs from a proposed uranium mill in an economically devastated mining community in Colorado brings hope for the first time in decades. But when environmentalists step in to stop the mill, pro-mill advocates are enraged. The health and environmental impacts of the mill suddenly become pit against the opportunity of work and a better life for residents. Director Susan Bereza (Bag It, SFGFF 2011) presents both sides of the issue with care and without judgement. The film captures the heart-wrenching personal stories and paints a portrait of the lives behind this nuanced and complex issue.
With speakers Mark Decena, director, Our Power: Black Mesa, Arizona (short film); Wahleah Johns, founder, Black Mesa Water Coalition; Kevin Connelly, Associate Director, Earth Island Institute

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Co-Presented by: The SF-Bay Area Chapter Young Professionals in Energy , which will hold a discussion following the film.
Included Shorts
Our Power: Black Mesa, Arizona (8min) More
Additional Information
Born in Jamaica and raised in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, social and environmental issues pervade Suzan Beraza's work. Her films have appeared on National Public Television and on the Documentary Channel, at Lincoln Center, and at many festivals. Her film, Bag It (2010), was honored as a finalist at the Puma Creative Impact Awards in Berlin, and has been televised in over 30 countries, and was the Opening Night Premiere at the first-ever SF Green Film Festival in 2011. Her current project, Uranium Drive-In, is a recipient of Sundance Institute and Chicken and Egg funding and was featured at both Good Pitch and Hot Docs Pitch Forum.