Los Angeles Premiere
Tuesday, November 11 | Laemmle Music Hall Theatre | 2:00pm
Director: Stephen Blanchett, Anna Hoover
Producers: Stephen Blanchett, Anna Hoover
Narrated by: Corey Sachems
Short | Alaska | 29:48 mins.
The Unipkaat – Our Stories documentary film project chronicles challenges and changes in the lives of Inuit people of northern Alaska. From transportation, to education, to language and food; at times the transition has been difficult, but the people have never lost their resiliency and reverence for their homeland. Six Elders from the village of Koyuk warmly describe their memories and observations.
Located at the mouth of the Koyuk River is the home of the Malimiut Inuit culture. Like many rural communities in rural Alaska, the village of Koyuk is challenged by crucial social issues. “But as we listen and understand the wisdom and the stories from our Elders, they will teach us how we bridge together the delicate balance that exists between the old and the new ways of life.”
This documentary is the result of a recognized need as stated by the Tribal Leadership in the Bering Straits region of Alaska. “A priority for our tribe is recording the Elder’s knowledge, because the knowledge and traditions of our culture are fading.” Our Stories Project also portrays Koyuk’s overall vision: “We are a community who rely on the wisdom of our Elders to teach our people our traditional and subsistence lifestyle while living and respecting the land, animals and sea.”
Elders: Ethel Adams, Roger Nassuk Sr., Melvin “Duma” Otton, Esther Kimoktoak, Georgianne Anasogak, Kenneth Dewey Sr.
Event Title: Short
Event Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Event Producer: Red Nation Films
Event Location: 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Laemmle ‘Music Hall” Theatre.
Event Times: 2:00pm