Navajo Nation Video Produced by Stefan Brodsky ’75

Brodsky and Co. just completed its fourth educational DVD, Secrets of a Sacred Land; Science, Uranium, and the Navajo Nation, for the University of Northern Colorado’s Presidential Academy in American History and Civics Education’s Middle Ground Project. Producer/director Stefan Brodsky ’75 said that the academy is in its fifth and final year of a $2-million grant from the U.S. Department of Education (No Child Left Behind) to work with Navajo teachers in American History and Civics.

Stefan Brodsky at Shiprock

Photo from Shiprock: Stefan Brodsky (right) with his crew: videographer Mark Camacho (center), of Centennial, Colo., and audio technician Tony Milford, Jr. of Ft. Defiance, Ariz.

“This program was shot in 2008 on areas on or adjacent to the Navajo Nation, including Shiprock, N.M.; Cove, Cameron, and Flagstaff, Ariz; and Montezuma Creek and Mexican Hat, Utah,” Brodsky said. “Also featured in our film is historical news footage of Three Mile Island, donated by WGAL-TV News in Lancaster, Pa.”

One of the company’s previous programs produced for UNC, about the Navajo Long Walk, is called Empty Hogans—A Return to Hweelde and is on continual display at the Bosque Redondo State Memorial in Fort Sumner, N.M. It will be shown on May 28, 2010, at the Navajo Nation Library and Museum in Window Rock, Ariz., as part of the Treaty of 1868 Commemoration in the Navajo Capital.

Stefan Brodsky and grandson

Stefan Brodsky and his second grandchild, Dominic Robert Medina, born May 13, 2009, in Longmont, Colorado.

Brodsky and Co. recently won the “Spotlight on Excellence” award from Rural Electric Communicators, a national association of rural electric cooperative communicators, for a video produced for United Power of Brighton, Colo., and its “Sol Partners” program.

Stefan Brodsky on location

On location in Cove, Ariz., an area that at one time held some 230 uranium mines. It’s now said the only people living in Cove are widows, as all of the uranium miners who worked there are now deceased. The Navajo Nation, as a government entity, has enacted a permanent ban on all uranium mining on tribal lands.

Brodsky and his wife, Roberta, live in Thornton, Colo., where their company is located. Established in 2005, Brodsky & Company LLC offers strategy and media services for corporations, governmental entities, nonprofit groups, and selected political candidates, groups, and issues.

May 2010