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  • Energy production on native lands is polluting the reservation and leaving poverty in its dirty shadow.

    Energy production on native lands is polluting the reservation and leaving poverty in its dirty shadow.

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  • Melissa Yazzie and her children get a solar panel installed

    Melissa Yazzie and her children get a solar panel installed

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  • Buffalo on Navajo reservation

    Buffalo on Navajo reservation

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  • Dwayne Young, Navajo mineworker

    Dwayne Young, Navajo mineworker

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  • Native workers view the construction of a wind turbine

    Native workers view the construction of a wind turbine

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  • Protest march at Window Rock

    Protest march at Window Rock

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  • Marshall Johnson, Navajo, speaks out against pumping water for coal slurry

    Marshall Johnson, Navajo, speaks out against pumping water for coal slurry

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  • Native drummer celebrates the construction of a wind turbine

    Native drummer celebrates the construction of a wind turbine

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  • Producer/Director Bo Boudart

    Producer/Director Bo Boudart

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The Film

Power Paths offers a unique glimpse into the global energy crisis from the perspective of a culture pledged to protect the planet, historically exploited by corporate interests, and neglected by public policy makers.

The film follows an intertribal coalition as they fight to transform their local economies by replacing coal mines and smog-belching power plants with renewable energy technologies. This transition would honor their heritage and support future generations by protecting their sacred land, providing electricity to their homes and creating jobs for their communities.

Their story is a parable for our time, when the planet as a whole hungers for alternatives to fossil fuels. For environmental trailblazers, it’s proof that going green is not only possible — it’s the only choice we have.

The Filmmakers

  1. Bo BoudartDirector
  2. Steve MichelsonProducer