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The Thunderbird Over the Whale (Short) / In Attla's Tracks (Short) / Kivalina (Feature) - FREE

  • Gilcrease Museum 1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road Tulsa, OK, 74127 United States (map)

The Thunderbird Over the Whale

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 15 min. / Native Film
Directed by Nicole Acevedo

SYNOPSIS: Spencer McCarty is an artist working in Neah Bay Washington. An accident prevents him from fishing and whaling regularly as his ancestors once did. He has spent his life reconciling the teachings of his ancestors with the modern world he has found himself in, where whaling is not practiced.

In Attla's Tracks

DOCUMENTARY SHORT / Runtime: 22 min. / Native Film
Directed by Catharine Axley

SYNOPSIS: An aging legendary Alaska Native dogsled champion trains his grand-nephew to carry on a century-old tradition and compete in the world’s largest dogsled sprint race.


DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 65 min. / Native Film
Directed by Gina Abatemarco

SYNOPSIS: The Arctic, once a frozen and inaccessible landscape today is a highly coveted last frontier. KIVALINA tells the story of an Inupiaq Eskimo tribe whose island is disappearing into the Alaskan Arctic. With no resources to move and only a precarious sea wall to protect them, the film poetically explores the community's struggle to maintain their way of life within a landscape and a system that is failing them.