Hunter Robert Baker and Jordan Fein
Full Frame 2018
DOC NYC, Big Sky Doc, Docs MX, Telluride Mountainfilm, Woods Hole, Portland, Minneapolis/St Paul, Planet in Focus, Ashland, Dallas, Sedona, Bend, Calgary
A Navajo family struggles with the contradictions of working for the coal industry.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
Deep in the Navajo Nation, one family struggles to honor their ancestry while embracing the future. Lawrence, a single father, is employed by Peabody Energy, a company tearing apart his sacred homeland for coal. As he contends with the contradictions between his work and his heritage, his secretive teenage daughter, Caitlin, finds herself going against tradition to discover her own identity. With unparalleled access to reservation life and the palpable trust of their onscreen subjects, filmmakers Hunter Robert Baker and Jordan Fein craft a poetic and deeply moving family portrait.