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.