COURTNEY HERMANN
EXCELLENCE IN FILMMAKING AND FILM EDUCATION
Crying Earth Rise Up
Crying Earth Rise Up is a broadcast-length documentary distributed to Public Television by NETA (National Education Telecommunications Association). 

Distribution:  Vision Maker Media, Prairie Dust Films

Grants/Funding: Supported by Vision Maker Media (CPB), Seventh Generation Fund, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Indigenous Environmental Network/Western Mining Action Network, and Honor the Earth.   Additional funding by individual donors, including a successful Kickstarter campaign, which raised over $27,000 online.

Film Festival Highlights:  Sedona International Film Festival,  Frozen River Film Festival, Big Muddy Film Festival, Byron Bay International Film Festival, Native Women in Film and Television Film Festival, Athens International Film and Video Festival, Portland EcoFilm Festival, Reel Earth Film Festival, Numbi Arts International Film and Arts Festival, Tribal Film Festival, International Uranium Film Festival, Tulsa American Film Festival,  American Indian Film Festival, Red Nation Film Festival,  Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival.

Project Website: www.cryingearthriseup.com

Logline:  When the drinking water at her home on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation tests high for radiation, Debra White Plume sets out to determine the cause. What she finds alarms her.  Crying Earth Rise Up is an intimate portrait of the human cost of uranium mining and its impact on sacred water.