You are here2011 November 20th 11am
2011 November 20th 11am
Up Heartbreak Hill chronicles the lives of Thomas, Tamara and Gabby - three Native American teenagers in Navajo, New Mexico - as they navigate their senior year at a reservation high school. As graduation nears, they must decide whether to stay in their community - a place inextricably woven into the fiber of their being - or leave in pursuit of opportunities elsewhere. Largely isolated from mainstream America, they hesitate to separate from their families and traditions, rooted to home in equal parts by love, obligation and fear. Tribal elders urge members of the younger generation to leave - acquire an education or learn a trade - and return home with the skills to help their people.