1. Nanuq - Living with the Polar Bear


    from Anneliese Possberg / Added

    A short documentary about the special relationship of the polar bears and the Inupiat people in Northern Alaska. The film shows a surprising perspective of the locals upon the future of these amazing wild animals in their natural environment. Equipment used: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera GoPro Hero 3+ Drone Panasonic GH4

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    • "Culture Matters" a documentary


      from Wide Angle Studios / Added

      1,029 Plays / / 2 Comments

      A documentary film on Native American, Alaska Native, and Pacific Islander behavioral health care. We travel to the South Pacific Island of American Samoa, the pristine wilderness of Alaska, and the continental United States talking with indigenous people and listening to their stories. Funded through a grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services - SAMHSA, produced by Wide Angle Studios in association with First Nations Behavioral Health Association.

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      • I Am A Hooligan Fisherman | INDIE ALASKA


        from Alaska Public Media / Added

        Alaska is known for its abundant salmon fisheries, but few outsiders have ever heard of the yearly hooligan runs. These fish earned the name "candlefish" from being so fat during spawning, with up to 15% of total body weight in fat, that if caught, dried, and strung on a wick, it can be burned as a candle. Local subsistence fisherman Warren Jones is a father, a recent college grad, and a Marine Corps veteran who served with the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance battalion as a scout from 2002 to 2006. Video: Travis Gilmour Story: Travis Gilmour

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        • Point Hope Alaska


          from Dustinn Craig / Added

          632 Plays / / 1 Comment

          I had the fortunate experience of getting hired to shoot for a good friend and director from Barrow Alaska. She is an Inupiaq filmmaker from the community of Barrow Alaska. I met her on a shoot up there about 5 years ago. She has been producing films about her community, many of which are in Inupiaq language with english subtitles. On this project, I spent about 4 weeks total up in the community of Point Hope Alaska. The crew was all native, and a great bunch of people! The community and culture are beautiful and the chance to see and experience this place is something I will never forget. The film is being edited this year and I am looking forward to seeing the final cut.

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          • Tlingit Wood Carving book series


            from Kathy Dye / Added

            2,197 Plays / / 1 Comment

            Learn the ancient Tlingit tradition of wood carving with artist Richard A. Beasley. This three-volume series by Sealaska Heritage Institute includes "How to carve a Tlingit tray", "How to carve a Tlingit hat", and "How to carve a Tlingit mask". You'll also learn how to make paint and paintbrushes and how to inlay abalone and opercula into wood. Learn techniques used for millennia by some of the world's most accomplished artists--the Tlingit of Southeast Alaska. Funded through a grant from the Administration for Native Americans (ANA).

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            • Baskets and Branches: A portrait of Delores Churchill


              from Artchange, Inc. / Added

              782 Plays / / 1 Comment

              This is a 6 minute work in progress of a documentary created with the University of Alaska Southeast, called, "Baskets and Branches." This is a portrait of Haida weaver Delores Churchill, her life as an artist, working with her mother Selina Peratrovich, traveling to archeological sites and collections to study traditional techniques and passing on the art forms to emerging weavers. This film will show Delores as she teaches the art of basket making, including harvesting and preparing spruce roots and other materials. "Branches and Baskets" is infused by Churchill's passion for weaving and basket making, her enthusiasm for understanding culture and history and her strong sense of connection to the natural world. In creating a film about Delores, we will be telling a story about the revitalization of weaving, which in the region where the film is set involves artists throughout Southeast Alaska and part of Canada and Northwestern U.S, as they combine a contemporary eye with methods from long ago. For more information contact: Baskets and Branches PO Box 6224 Sitka, AK 99835 ellen@efclicks.net www.artchangeinc.org

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              • Doyon: Working Together


                from Morgan Howard Productions / Added

                Doyon, Limited

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                • AFN 2009 Highlights of Native Education - Youth Perspective


                  from Alaska ROPE / Added

                  47 Plays / / 0 Comments

                  Alaska Federation of Natives - Highlights of Native Education - Kelsey Wallace gives her impressions and suggestions for the youth of Alaska.

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                  • '07 Highlights @ SHI


                    from Kathy Dye / Added

                    90 Plays / / 0 Comments

                    Watch highlights of the institute's programs in 2007.

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                    • "From Kayaks to Masks" with Andrew Abyo by Maureen Adele Coyle at the Smithsonian © 2011


                      from Alaskan Art / Added

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                      Andrew Abyo's Sugpiaq art "Kayaks to Masks" Filmed and edited by Maureen Adele Coyle © 2011 Produced by the Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution

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