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Ask Director Erica Scharf About the Documentary ‘Up Heartbreak Hill’

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Erica Scharf of Up Heartbreak Hill

On Thursday, August 2, 2012, director Erica Scharf took your questions about her recent documentary Up Heartbreak Hill. Read the recap of the chat to learn more about the making of Up Heartbreak Hill and the issues facing Native teens as they strive for higher education.


Read the archived Q&A between filmmaker Erica Scharf and viewers »

Following the story of Native American teenagers in Navajo, New Mexico, as they navigate their senior year at a reservation high school, Up Heartbreak Hill is now available for streaming on the POV site.
Watch Up Heartbreak Hill now »

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POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
  • Natec

    Did you see any kind of effort from local colleges and CC’s near Navajo to integrate Native students? Athletes or otherwise? Is there any special outreach or programs within the Rez to assist with homesickness? LOVED the doc!