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Metal Road

Sarah Del Seronde | United States | 2017 | 26 MIN | Short Documentary

Thursday 19 October 2017 | 4:15 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3
Canadian Premiere

Screening as part of Man-Made

The 9001 Heavy Steel Gang has been around for decades and thousands of Navajos have worked the line, maintaining the transcontinental railway network. Metal Road explores the dynamics of livelihood, family, and the railroads through the lens of a Diné trackman. As tracks are laid over 64,000 miles, we uncover the history of this tireless group of workers who are striving to earn recognition and benefits for the immense contributions they and their predecessors have made to America.


Sarah Del Seronde (Navajo) is from the Bennett Freeze area of the Navajo Reservation. This is Sarah’s second film since finishing her MA degree in American Indian Studies from University of Arizona.