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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.

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High-school student Gabby dreams of leaving the Navajo Reservation and becoming a photographer.

Filmmaker Interviews

Filmmaker Erica Scharf discusses how she became a part of the community in Navajo, NM, during the production of the documentary Up Heartbreak Hill.

Classroom Clips

Thomas describes Navajo, New Mexico, and the challenges that accompany living on a reservation.

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Tamara, a bright and hard-working student at Navajo Pine High School in Navajo, NM, dreams of going to college and furthering her education.

Classroom Clips

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.

Classroom Clips

Tamara and Thomas, two students living on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico, graduate ready to go on to college.

  • Updated on June 5, 2014

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Up Heartbreak Hill (60 min.)

Premiere Date: July 26, 2012

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Erica Scharf Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release | Critical Acclaim

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