Tundra Vision: Bringing History to Life

Tundra Vision: Photo of Denali

Tundra Vision is back, and at a new location. The popular history lecture series that started at the Mountain View Library has moved to Loussac Library for the fall series. Titled Deep Focus, this season's offerings explore the role of film in Alaska History. "Deep focus" is a style or technique of cinematography and staging with great depth of field. A deep-focus shot includes foreground, middle-ground, and extreme-background objects, all in focus. Likewise, the Tundra Vision Lecture Series will take the long view of Alaska History through the lens the film, offering three behind-the-scene looks at how filmmakers and film archivists capture in motion Alaska’s diverse people, places and perspectives. Importantly, each speaker will share how film provides a unique vantage point into our polar past. 

Each program starts at 6 pm with a Speaker Meet and Greet, which includes light refreshments in the atrium. Presentations begin at 6:30 pm in the Wilda Marston Theatre. Events end at 7:30 pm. The Tundra Vision Lecture Series is free and family friendly.

October 10th, 6:00-7:30 pm, Wilda Marston Theatre, Loussac Library
Marie Acemah, See Stories, "Teaching Alaska History Through Community Filmmaking."

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October 24th, 6:00-7:30 pm, Wilda Marston Theatre, Loussac Library
Angela Schmidt, Alaska Film Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks, "Alaskans in Motion: 100 Years of Film and Video."

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November 7th, 6:00-7:30 pm, Wilda Marston Theatre, Loussac Library
Gwen Higgins & Arlene Schmuland, University of Alaska Anchorage Archives Special Collections, "You Haven't Seen Alaska until You've Seen Alaska Home Movies": Personal Films as Primary Sources.

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