POV | Documentaries with a point of view

Up Heartbreak Hill

Directed by Erica Scharf

Guilty Pleasures
Watch the trailer at: www.pbs.org/pov/upheartbreakhill/
National PBS Premiere on POV
Thursday, July 26th at 10 PM

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Thomas and Tamara are track stars at their rural New Mexico high school. Like many teenagers, they are torn between the lure of brighter futures elsewhere and the ties that bind them to home. For these teens, however, home is an impoverished town on the Navajo reservation, and leaving means separating from family, tradition and the land that has been theirs for generations. Erica Scharf’s Up Heartbreak Hill is a moving look at a new generation of Americans struggling to be both Native and modern. A co–production of Long Distance Films, Native American Public Telecommunications, ITVS, POV’s Diverse Voices Project and New Mexico PBS, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. A co–presentation with Native American Public Telecommunications.

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