Broken Rainbow | 1985

Documentary
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan's controversial Secretary of the Interior James Watt sold coal leases on federal land in New Mexico and Arizona to developers for exploration and mining. Thousands of members of the ...more
Director: Victoria Mudd
Awards: 1 Oscar win. | full awards »

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In 1983, President Ronald Reagan's controversial Secretary of the Interior James Watt sold coal leases on federal land in New Mexico and Arizona to developers for exploration and mining. Thousands of members of the Navajo tribe lived on this land, part of their ancestral homeland, and were forcibly relocated away from their homes. This documentary examines this and other injustices in the U.S./Navajo relationship. Narrated by actor Martin Sheen, the film won a Best Documentary Feature Oscar.

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