Hadley Austin’s work is rooted in historical research, social justice, and the natural world. Demon Mineral is her feature debut, for which she is a Redford Center Fellow and Bay Area Video Coalition grantee. A published poet, she is also a Pushcart Nominee.
DEMON MINERAL documents life in the radioactive desert on the Navajo Reservation. Spanning a landscape perforated by uranium mines in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, the film follows a group of indigenous scientists, elders, and activists as they work to protect a vital living space on contaminated land.