Walking in Two Worlds is a 63 minute documentary that explores the human and cultural relationship between Native American tribes and their ancestral land in the Tongass, the largest temperate rainforest on earth. Through their people’s eyes and perspectives, the film reveals what the Tlingit and Haida tribes have experienced from elders’ stories in Southeast Alaska. Despite centuries of foreign invasions and occupation by Europeans, Russians and Americans, the tribes have defended their own civilization and recently negotiated a land claims settlement with the government that has brought them both success and strife amid expropriation of their resources in the forest and restricting access to their customary hunting and fishing areas. Yet Walking in Two Worlds shows the strong spiritual and cultural bond celebrated today in the Tlingit language, dance, music, arts, and potlatch ceremonies within their communities of Southeast Alaska. The film also reveals the splendor and diversity of the majestic Tongass forest with its bears, salmon, eagles, wolves, whales and more.
Produced and directed by Bo Boudart, Co-produced by Wanda Culp