USA, 1983, 58 min, English
Production: Sacred Land Film Project
The Four Corners: A National Sacrifice Area? Examines the cultural and environmental impasse of energy development in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. The film takes its title from a National Academy of Sciences report that concluded that strip-mining in the arid Colorado Plateau could permanently damage the land, creating a "national sacrifice area." Four Corners explores the hidden costs of uranium mining and milling, coal strip-mining and oil shale extraction in the "Golden Circle of National Parks" – the homeland of Hopi, Navajo and Mormon cultures.