Too Precious to Mine

Justin Clifton | 2017 | 10 min.

2019 Official Selection

The Havasupai – people of the blue-green waters – have lived at the bottom of the Grand Canyon for centuries. But now uranium mining on the canyon’s rims is putting the tribe’s drinking water and its way of life at risk. What would you do to protect your home from uranium contamination?

“If the Supai water is contaminated, the future of my society, of my people, will disappear.”
– Carletta Tilousi, Havasupai Tribal Council


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May 26, 2020 Santa Fe NM (Live Virtual Event)
March 21, 2020 Stratton VT (Postponed) Stratton Mountain School
February 25, 2020 Denver CO UC Denver
February 23, 2020 Tucson AZ The Loft Cinema
January 23, 2020 Denver CO The Mayan Theatre
January 22, 2020 Chesterfield MA
January 18, 2020 Prescott AZ Elks Theatre
January 11, 2020 Camp Verde AZ Philip England Center for the Performing Arts
November 9, 2019 Belfast ME University of Maine Hutchinson Center
October 20, 2019 Birmingham AL Sidewalk Cinema
September 5, 2019 Carrboro NC Carrboro Century Center
August 31, 2019 Irvine CA Quail Hill Community Center
August 3, 2019 Costa Mesa CA OCUU Sanctuary
June 28, 2019 Silver City NM Light Hall Theatre - Western New Mexico University
June 22, 2019 Las Vegas NV Springs Preserve
May 31, 2019 Huntington MA Gateway Highschool
May 17, 2019 Sheffield MA Mount Everett Regional School
April 25, 2019 Green Bay WI Backstage @ the Meyer
April 22, 2019 Westfield MA Dever Auditorium Westfield State University
April 20, 2019 Berkeley CA David Brower Center
April 13, 2019 Flagstaff AZ Coconino Center for the Arts
April 12, 2019 Portsmouth NH The Music Hall
April 12, 2019 Jupiter FL Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
April 4, 2019 Sedona AZ Mary D. Fisher Theatre
March 23, 2019 Fredericksburg VA University of Mary Washington
March 20, 2019 Madison WI Barrymore Theater
March 1, 2019 Chewelah WA Quartzite Brewery
February 28, 2019 Colville WA Alpine Theatre
February 22, 2019 West Chester PA Chester County Historical Society
February 16, 2019 Bozeman MT Emerson Cultural Center