Cathleen O'Connell

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Cathleen O'Connell

Cathleen O'Connell is an independent documentary producer based in Boston. Her films shine a light on lesser known but important facets of American culture - stories found when you exit the interstate and pull onto the blue highways and back roads. Her broadcast credits include non-fiction programming for PBS, Animal Planet, The History Channel and Discovery Channel. O'Connell is a member of the Center for Independent Documentary and a graduate of Brown University.

While working for the Fort Mojave tribe in 2001, she met tribal elder Llewellyn Barrackman. Mr. Barrackman introduced her to the Fort Mojave Tribal Band and its history. Sousa on the Rez is dedicated to the memory of Llew and Betty Barrackman.

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A provocative film from the American Indian perspective that reframes today’s controversial energy debate while the fate of the environment hangs in the balance.

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Complement classroom discussion about America's energy future with this film, and help students comprehend the debate about the best use of natural resources.