This video explores one of North America's most fascinating cultural phenomenons: Eastern Christianity amongst Native Alaskans.

It is intended to gather support for the production of a feature-length documentary (currently titled "Arctic Cross") about the Yup'ik people of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The material was filmed during a fact-finding trip to Alaska in August 2011.

For a detailed description of the proposed film and to help fund this project, please visit "Arctic Cross" on Kickstarter at


Dmitry Trakovsky - Director, Editor, Writer
Michal Leszczylowski - Editing Consultation
David Davidson - Color Correction and Post-Production

Special thanks to: Bishop Benjamin Peterson, David Davidson, Michal Leszczylowski, Lew Wolfson, Lucille Fedosia Antowock Davis, Father Michael Nicolai and family, Darlene Lois Ekuniak and friends, Father Michael Oleksa, Dr. Sven Haakanson Jr., St. Innocent's Academy, St. Herman of Alaska Seminary, Herman Squartsoff, Spruce Island Charters, Joshua Blake Dillon DiLullo, Los Angeles Filmforum

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