Up Heartbreak Hill follows two Native teens torn between the lure of opportunities outside their remote reservation community and the cultural ties that bind them to home.
High-school student Gabby dreams of leaving the Navajo Reservation and becoming a photographer.
Filmmaker Erica Scharf discusses how she became a part of the community in Navajo, NM, during the production of the documentary Up Heartbreak Hill.
Thomas describes Navajo, New Mexico, and the challenges that accompany living on a reservation.
Tamara, a bright and hard-working student at Navajo Pine High School in Navajo, NM, dreams of going to college and furthering her education.
As Thomas gets ready to embark on a life after high school, which may include leaving the Navajo reservation, his family holds a traditional meeting for him.
Tamara and Thomas, two students living on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico, graduate ready to go on to college.