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Up Heartbreak Hill, Coming to a Fest Near You

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Erica Scharf’s Up Heartbreak Hill will be broadcast on POV’s upcoming 25th anniversary season. The film chronicles the lives of three Native American teenagers in Navajo, New Mexico — Thomas, an elite runner, Tamara, an academic superstar, and Gabby, an aspiring photographer — as they navigate their senior year at a reservation high school. Check the film out on the big screen before you catch it on PBS!

Santa Fe, NM

Monday, March 19, 2012, 6 PM
The Santa Fe Art Institute explores interconnections of contemporary art and society through artist and writer residencies, public lectures and workshops, exhibitions and educational outreach. On March 19, they will screen Up Heartbreak Hill in Tipton Hall, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Erica Scharf!

Cleveland, OH

Tuesday, March 27 to Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Cleveland International Film Festival has an impressive lineup of docs this year, including Up Heartbreak Hill. For screening times and ticket info, please visit

Atlanta, GA

Festival runs Friday, March 23 to Sunday, April 1, 2012
Up Heartbreak Hill screens at Atlanta Film Festival 365. Check the festival website at for screening times and ticket info.

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Jamie Dobie
Jamie Dobie
Jamie worked in the Community Engagement and Education Department at POV from 2010 to 2013. Prior to joining POV in 2010, Jamie worked at Northwestern University's satellite campus in Doha, Qatar, where she was part of the team tasked with setting up the school's film and journalism programs in the Middle East. She has worked in various capacities on many documentary film crews around the world, including productions in West Africa, and has worked closely with acclaimed filmmaker Margaret Brown. Jamie has also previously worked in the exhibition department at the Field Museum of Natural History and the education and cinema programming departments at the Block Museum of Art. She holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in Radio/TV/Film and African Studies.