STAR Energy

A student made documentary short about Solar and Wind Energy at the STAR School, the country’s first off grid, solar / wind powered charter school in the country; located on the edge of the Southwestern Navajo Nation. Filmmaking by 7th/8th grade students, Kira Buter, Joshua Gregg, Donovan Warren, and Tyrail Smith under the direction of Rachel Tso integrating Place-Based Education with Media Literacy. Music by Kelly Hawthorne. This film is an official selection of: AZ Student Film Festival: Winner of 1st place in Middle School Microshort and the Grand Prize for the Middle School Age Division. The Colorado Environmental Film Festival in Golden, CO; The Red Nation Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA; The Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival; and shown as a part of the Museum of Northern Arizona Navajo Show. This film and the STAR Media Arts Program was featured in the documentary “Valdagno, Arizona” and screened at the 2011 Venice Film Festival. This film was made for Non-Commercial, Educational Purposes Only.