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Upcoming and Past Screenings & Events

Augsburg Native American Film Series in Minneapolis

November 12, 2019

Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN

Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45

Screening begins at 7:00

Discussion with participants follows
This event is free to the public.

Augsburg University will screen Crying Earth Rise Up and host a conversation with Debra White Plume and filmmaker Suree Towfighnia.


For more information on the series click below OR visit Augsburg Native American Film Series on facebook @ OR contact Elise Marubbio @ 612-330-1523

Emerald Earth Film Festival

Friday, April 28th, 7pm

Bijou Art Cinemas

Eugene, Oregon

$6 Adults, $5 Students

The University of Oregon Center for Environmental Futures presents Emerald Earth Film Festival:  Thinking About Environmental Justice from April 28-29, 2017 at the Bijou Art Cinemas.

Director Suree Towfighnia and Co-Producer Courtney Hermann will be in attendance.

One Earth Film Festival

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Boulevard

Room HSC 1234

Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

For more than 5 years, One Earth Film Festival has selected a slate of acclaimed environmental films paired with compelling, awareness-raising programs. On offer this year are 47 screenings of 30 films in 39 venues, including 10 universities/colleges, 10 churches, 3 museums, 3 mainstream movie theaters and more.

University of Minnesota Screening

November 30, 2016 at 4:30pm

University of Minnesota

240 Williamson Hall


The American Indian Student Cultural Center is accepting donations for the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest at the film screening.  These donations can include: non perishable food items, coats, gloves, warm clothes, tarps, etc.

Co-sponsored by: the Departments of Geography, Environment & Society, American Indian Studies, Anthropology, COIN, the American Indian Student Cultural Center, and the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change.

Fall Film & Video Festival Glens Falls

November 8, 2016
Crandall Public Library Christine L. McDonald Community Room, 251 Glen St
Glens Falls, NY 12801
518-792-6508 x3

This annual program is made possible in part with public funds from the Electronic Media & Film Program of the New York State Council on the Arts and the Experimental Television Center.

Liberated Lens

October 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave
Oakland, CA

$5 donation, no one turned away.

Covellite International Film Festival

Saturday, September 17th at 1:00pm

Montana Tech Auditorium

Butte, Montana

The Covellite International Film Festival is located in uptown Butte, Montana. One of the largest national historic districts in the United States of America. The mid-September run allows us to use several outdoor locations for screenings, including the Original Mine that over looks uptown Butte.

The 17th Annual White Privilege Conference

Saturday, April 16th at 8:30pm

Philadelphia, PA

(By registration only)

WPC is a conference designed to examine issues of privilege beyond skin color. WPC is open to everyone and invites diverse perspectives to provide a comprehensive look at issues of privilege including: race, gender, sexuality, class, disability, etc.

Show Me Justice Film Festival

University of Central Missouri, Hendricks Hall

Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 8:00pm

Social Justice & The Environment Film Program


Update:  We are pleased to receive an Honorable Mention award from the Show Me Justice Jury!


Crying Earth Rise Up will screen at the Show Me justice Film Festival running April 7 - 8 at the University of Central Missouri. Editor Sharon Karp will be in attendance for the Q&A and will be running an editing master class at the University during the day. 

The Dahl Arts Center

Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 6:00pm

Dahl Arts Center

713 7th St.

Rapid City, SD


A free screening of Crying Earth, Rise Up will be at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, in recognition of World Water Day 2016.  Booths and speakers will provide additional information about the uranium issue. Healthy snacks provided by Breadroot Natural Foods Co-op. Silent auction fundraiser.

Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival (POWFest)

Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 12:00 pm

The Hollywood Theatre

Portland, OR

The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest) places a spotlight on women directors by showcasing their work and strengthening the community of women in film.  POWFest empowers women to find their voice and to share their stories through innovative and quality filmmaking.

Colorado Film Festival

Saturday, February 20, 2016
CEFF Theater
11:00 am to 1:00 pm session

Golden, CO

The Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF) is a celebration of the power of film to inspire, educate, and motivate audiences. CEFF presents thought-provoking films and dialogue that raise awareness of a wide variety of interconnected ecological, social, and economic themes. The Festival provides an experience for the audience that goes beyond passive film viewing: CEFF inspires audiences into awareness and action.

Arizona State University Biodesign Institute

Monday, December 7, 2015 @12PM


This is a special screening and is limited to Arizona State University students, postdocs, fellows, faculty and staff who are interested in remediation of uranium contamination.


Niles North High School

December 2, 2015

Skokie, IL

A special screening at Niles North High School.

Columbia College Chicago

December 1, 2015 @ 6PM

Film Row Cinema
1104 S. Wabash Ave

Chicago, IL

This event is co-sponsored by Columbia College of Chicago Cinema Art + Science and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations and co-produced with Viva Doc.

18th Annual Native American Indian Film & Video Festival of the Southeast

November 22nd - 25th

Columbia, South Carolina

A community-based event aims to present the richness and variety of indigenous cinematic expressions. Primarily the festival is a time to educate folks about contemporary Native American talent and issues, Native theme documentaries and to discuss film and the power it has to tell Native Stories by Native people and to entertain. Goals are to help with sales and exposure to Native American Indian Filmmakers and Native/indigenous talent.

Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival

November 19, 2015 @ 9AM

Colorado Convention Center, Room 107

Denver, CO

Q&A to follow

The Society for Visual Anthropology’s Film Festival screens work by students, professional anthropologists, and professional filmmakers at the American Anthropological Association’s annual conference.

University of Colorado Denver Screening

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 5:30 PM

Larimer St, (CU Denver Student Commons Building) Room 2500a

Denver, Colorado

The University of Colorado Denver Native American Student Organization (NASO) and the Auraria Climate Justice Coalition to host "An evening of interactive dialogue, food, music provided by Lakota drummers, and a film screening of the documentary Crying Earth Rise Up."

Red Nation Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA

November 12-22, 2015

Los Angeles, CA

ed Nation Film Festival, a program of the Red Nation Celebration Institute, is an American Indian & Indigenous film festival that takes place annually in Los Angeles. With 1500 attendees in 2014, it is the largest independent native film festival in Entertainment Capital of the World.

American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco, CA

November 6-14, 2015

San Francisco, CA

As the nations oldest and most prestigious venue for American Indian film arts and entertainment, the American Indian Film Festival® has earned a reputation for excellence and integrity. AIFF 39 (2014), premiered and screened over 80 film and video works from American and Canadian filmmakers. The annual Film Festival and American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show, produced by AIFI Founder and President Michael Smith, draws an audience of nearly 5,000, anticipating the latest in USA American Indian and Canada First Nation cinema.

Arizona State University School of Sustainability

November 3, 2015

Tempe, AZ
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Film begins at 7:00 p.m.

Harkins Valley Art Theater
509 S Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281

Chadron State College Natural Science Club

October 23, 2015 @ 12:30PM

CSC Student Center

Bordeaux/Lakota Room


Special thanks to the students at Chadron State and the Sisterhood to Protect Sacred Water.

Tulsa American Film Festival

October 18, 2015 @ 11AM

Gilcrease Museum

1400 N Gilcrease Museum Rd

Tulsa, OK 74127

TAFFest aims to showcase independent feature and short films from across the U.S., highlighting Native American films, Oklahoma-based filmmakers local student short films, a classic Oklahoma-centric film retrospective in addition to panels and parties.

Southern Utah University

October 13, 2015

Southern Utah University Campus

CN 227 (a classroom located right across the hall from the Arena)

Cedar City, UT


Director Suree Towfighnia will be on hand to screen and discuss the film.

International Uranium Film Festival

September 29, 2015 @ 16:00

@ KINO BROTFABRIK, Caligariplatz 1

Berlin, Germany

Crying Earth Rise Up is featured in the NUCLEAR HERITAGE IN AUSTRALIA AND USA program at the annual Uranium Film Festival.  Founded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Uranium Film Festival is a global festival with a selection of films, traveling around the world.

For more info:

Phone: 030 4714001/2, E-Mail:

Special Screening at Growing Power

September 26, 2015

Chicago, IL

Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live,by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities.


University of Louisville Native American Film Festival

September 21, 2015 @ 4PM

Floyd Theater, 2100 South Floyd St.

Louisville, KY


Discussion to follow

Sac Action for Latin America Public Screening

September 16, 2015 @ 7:15PM

1640 9th Avenue (East off of Land Park Drive)

Sacramento, CA

The public is invited to a community showing of the film Crying Earth Rise Up.  This recently released film addresses the impact that modern uranium mining has on the land, water, and people.  The film follows Elisha Yellow Thunder (Oglala Lakota), a young mother who is determined to identify the source of the contamination in an effort to protect her water supply, as well as that of her Lakota people.


Discussion to follow film showing.  Call 446-3304 for information.


Donations appreciated!

SALA's video library is available to the public. To check out this month's video, call above number.

Tribal Film Festival

September 5, 2015 @ 3:45

Dream Theater

Talequah, Oklahoma

TribalTV is a multi-platform distributor of Indigenious films with inspiring and uplifting stories, including documentaries, feature films, series, music videos, animation, 3D, in all genres.  TribalTV believes it is time filmmakers started being more in charge of their revenues rather than going through the series of middlemen standing in between filmmakers and their audience.  

Pine Ridge Reservation and Lakota Territory Screenings

August 21st @ 1PM, the Eagles Nest, Wanbli, SD

August 21st @ 7PM, Manderson School Gym, Manderson, SD

August 23rd @ 5PM, The Inland Theater, Martin, SD

August 27th @ 7PM, Oglala Rec Center, Oglala, SD


Please join Owe Aku and Prairie Dust Films as we host a series of educational screenings to inform the community about the upcoming uranium hearings in Crawford, NE August 24-28th, 2015. Filmmakers and participants will be available for a Q&A. All are invited to these free screenings.

Crawford Community Screening

Thursday, August 13, 2015 @ 5:30PM

Crawford Community Center

Crawford, NE

The Sisterhood Water Watch is pleased to screen Crying Earth Rise

Area residents have asked for more information about Cameco’s Crow Butte ISL yellowcake production. We are pleased to have an opportunity to provide insight and introduce neighbors who have studied the issues of uranium extraction and production and how the industry affects local lifestyles, natural systems and economy.


Panel Discussion and Q&A to follow screening.  Free and open to all.

UFVA Screening

August 7, 2015

Washington, D.C.

The University Film and Video Association will show Crying Earth Rise Up as a part of the juried screening competition of the conference, whose theme is "Media with Impact".  Producer Courtney Hermann, UFVA member and conference panelist, will attend.

NumbiFest Atlanta

July 26, 2015

7pm - 9pm

Clarkston Community Center
Atlanta, GA

NumbiFest is the Atlanta, Georgia leg of the 2015 Numbi Arts International Film & Arts Festival taking place in Atl, UK & Hargeisa. Artists from three continents come together in the spirit of faith that art can create a common vision toward a just and peaceful world.

Think Outside the Mine Film Festival

July 15, 2015

Laguna, NM

Sponsored by Laguna-Acoma Coalition for a Safe Environment (LACSE), Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment (MASE), &
Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund (CVNMEF).

Medford Library Social Justice Film Series

July 14, 2015

Medford, OR

Citizens for Peace and Justice present a monthly film screening series at the Medford Library revolving around social justice themes.

Special Denver Screening

Thursday, July 9, 2015 @ 7pm

Four Winds American Indian Center

201 W. 5th St

Denver, CO

Please join us for a special screening of the documentary Crying Earth Rise Up in Denver, CO. Our Bring Change to Make Change series invites all to enjoy a film and learn about Lakota efforts to protect sacred water from uranium mining.


The screening is free and open to all. Director Suree Towfighnia will be in attendance with special guests, who will introduce the film with poetry.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a donation, please donate through our paypal and note: "Hearing". 

One Flaming Arrow Special Screening

June 11th

Portland, OR

One Flaming Arrow's goal is to promote, empower, educate, persevere, and heal through the creative and political act of contemporary Indigenous Survivance.

Screening at Gus Harper Art

Friday, May 15, 2015


Gus Harper Studios

11306 Venice Blvd, LA, CA

A special Los Angeles screening hosted by Yago Cura. Director Suree Towfighnia and special guest will be in attendance.

NYC Special Screening

Sunday April 26, 2015 @ Center For Remembering & Sharing

123 4th Ave. 2nd Floor (b/w 12th & 13th St.)

New York, NY


Radiation Monitoring Project is launching a campaign to buy radiation detectors and distribute them throughout the contaminated and frontline communities in the US; and secure the professional training needed to learn how to detect and interpret radiation. Crying Earth Rise Up is proud to be working with Diné No Nukes (NM), Sloths Against Nuclear State (NYC) and Nuclear Energy Information Services (Chicago).

Albuquerque Premiere

Saturday, April 25, 2015

3PM-5PM at Jovenes Room @ SWOP 211 10th Street SW

Albuquerque, NM


Radiation Monitoring Project Campaign Launch & Special Screening hosted by Diné No Nukes, Nuclear Energy Information Service & Sloths Against Nuclear State. Director Suree Towfighnia and other special guests will be in attendance.

REEL Earth Film Festival

Friday, April 24, 2015

7:30 PM

Midwest Theater

1707 Broadway, Scottsbluff, NE

Our Nebraska premiere! Crying Earth Rise Up is pleased to share the film with the REEL Earth Film Festival on the Great Plains of Nebraska- down the road from our principal photography locations. This 6th annual film festival presents films in honor of Earth Day. This screening is proceeded by the Academy Award Nominated short, White Earth. Guests from the film will be in attendance.

Portland EcoFilm Festival

April 9th - 12th

Portland, OR

The Portland EcoFilm Festival is the Northwest's premier showcase of films about the environment, nature conservation, outdoor adventure, agriculture, and community wellness.


Co-Producer Courtney Hermann will be in attendance.

Athens International Film and Video Festival

April 3rd - 9th

Athens, OH


The Athens International Film and Video Festival was founded in 1974, and since then has presented independent films from around the world. The Festival is sponsored by the Athens Center for Film and Video, a project of the College of Fine Arts at Ohio University.

Native Women in Film and Television Festival

March 25th - 29th

Los Angeles, CA

Founded in 2005, Native Women in Film & Television and its Inaugural  2014 Native Women in Film & Television Film Festival provides community investment relations with the entertainment industries, network contacts, educational programs, employment opportunities, mentorships and services.

Byron Bay International Film Festival, Australia

March 6-15, 2015

Byron Bay, Australia

In 2015, the Byron Bay International Film Festival (BBFF) celebrates its ninth year over 10 glorious days across 5 venues from Friday 6 March to Sunday 15 March. Now Australia’s largest regional film festival, AACTA Awards accredited BBFF is a platform for outstanding independent film talent, showcasing a uniquely rich and diverse program of entertaining, inspiring and thought provoking films.

37th Annual Big Muddy Film Festival

February 24th - March 1st

Carbondale, IL

We are honored to receive a John Michael's Award (3rd Place) from the Big Muddy Film Festival.


A panel of local activists awards The John Michaels Memorial Film Award, which honors films that address themes of peace, justice, community action, human rights, and environmental conservation.


In its 37th year, Big Muddy is among the oldest student-organized film festivals in the United States.

Frozen River Film Festival

February 18th - 22nd

Winona, MN

The Frozen River Film Festival is dedicated to documentary films that engage, educate and activate our community to becomse involved in the world. 


We are excited to share our film with the upper midest.

Sedona Film Festival

February 21st - March 1st

Sedona, AZ

We are excited to announce the premiere of Crying Earth Rise Up at the 22nd Annual Sedona Film Festival in beautiful Sedona, AZ.


Producer/Director Suree Towfighnia, Editor Sharon Karp, Debra White Plume, Elisha Yellow Thunder and others involved in the making of the film will be in attendance.

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