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Gila Resources Information Project, Gila Friends Meeting & Upper Gila Watershed Alliance present:

Poison Windwith special guests:
Norman Patrick Brown
poison wind producer
Jenny Pond
poison wind producer & director
Thursday, October 30, 2008
7:00 pm

silco theater
downtown silver city

This is a documentary about uranium mining and the devastating effect it has on the people, livestock, water and agriculture in the 4 Corners area of the US and the Grand Canyon. The path of POISON WIND has taken us to political and environmental activists within the Navajo Nation (Diné) and Pueblo People (Acoma and Laguna) of New Mexico, Western Shoshone, Hualapai and Havasupai where today many people suffer relentlessly from the effects of living near radiation contaminated lands. POISON WIND highlights the greed of mining companies that set out to destroy the balance of life created by the people of these lands…sacred to so many and offering only a death sentence in the end. This film is a “Visual Oral History” which comes from the people themselves and only serves to focus on their stories, as they speak from their hearts about how uranium mining left them victims of where they live. Co-producer Norman Brown is Navajo and has written, produced and directed documentary, dramatic, and educational films and videos about his people. In 2005, he wrote, produced, and directed “Rez Hope”, a docu-drama to educate Native American communities about the effects of alcohol and substance abuse. He developed an outreach program to the greater Native American population designed to promote discussion of these problems with the New Mexico state agencies, community health groups, and Native American youth organizations.Brown has also written, directed and produced “Horse Song”, a one hour tv drama about diabetes in the Navajo language with English subtitles. “Kei’ Bidziil” was a 4 part tv series about strong family relations. Brown has also been video technical advisor and production specialist for Navajo Area Indian Health Service.

He has been a Native American advisor for ABC TV series such as “The Return of Jimmie Blackwater” and “Hope and Prey”. Norman has also played principal roles in feature films including, “The Thin Red Line”(Warner Bros.), “Raising Arizona” (Coen Bros), “Black Day, Blue Night” (independent), and “The Doe Boy” (independent feature) and most recently “Poison Wind.”Bio for Jenny Pond: My name is Jenny Pond and I am the director of “POISON WIND”, which is also my first film as a producer. I have worked in the film industry since 2004. Some of my past credits include FLIGHTPLAN (VFX Team | LA), MTV’s ROOM RAIDERS (Associate Producer | AZ) and THE CURSE OF EL CHARRO (Script Supervisor | AZ). I have had the sincere pleasure of working with Jodi Foster, Danny Trejo, Billy Drago, Sean Bean, etc. This is the first film under my company’s banner of 220-productions, alongside co-producer Norman Patrick Brown.
POISON WIND was an official selection of:

  • Talking Stick Film Festival
    Santa Fe, NM June 2008Globians 4th Annual World Documentary Film Festival,
    Potsdam, Germany August 200830th San Antonio Cinefestival,
    San Antonio, TX April 2008
  • Connections: Earth + Art + A Tribute Art Show in Resistance to Desert Rock:
    Center for Southwest Studies | Fort Lewis College Durango/CO


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