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Navajo environmental movement film 'Woven Ways' to be shown Oct. 27

Wednesday, October 22, 2008JOHNSON CITY — On Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in Brown Hall Auditorium, East Tennessee State University will host a free public regional premiere of the documentary film “Woven Ways.”

While focusing on Navajo carpet weavers, the film outlines the Navajo people’s struggle with the difficulties caused by uranium mining and by coal-fired power plants.

The event is sponsored by the ETSU Environmental Studies minor and by ICE (Initiative for Clean Energy), an ETSU student group. The showing is arranged in cooperation with SOAPIFF, the Southern Appalachian International Film Festival.

For more information, contact Dr. Kevin O‘Donnell, a professor in the ETSU Department of English and director of the Environmental Studies minor, at (423) 439-6679 or

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