Alaska Documentaries - Anchorage International Film Festival
When: Saturday, December 08, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Z.J. Loussac Public Library
: Wilda Marston Theater
Join the Anchorage International Film Festival for two documentary films (one feature and one short) made in Alaska about Alaska.
Directed by: Tom Burke
Losing Alaska is the story of the people of Newtok, some three hundred and seventy five Americans citizens whose homes are disappearing. As winter storms grow more fierce each year and steal more of the coastline, summer meltwaters surge down the Ninglick river and erode the edges of the town. Rising temperatures are melting the permafrost on which the town is built. Our film follows their efforts build a new town on safer ground before the inevitable flood washes their homes away.
Children of the Dig
Directed by: Joshua Branstetter
In 2009, a 500-year-old artifact was discovered on the beach outside of Quinhagak, Alaska, opening the door to the most productive archaeological dig in Arctic history with 60,000 artifacts recovered so far. In 2009, the site was 50 feet from the ocean. Today it is ten.
Event Type(s): Community Event,Fun and Games
Age Group(s): Adult, Teen