When: Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Z.J. Loussac Public Library : Wilda Marston Theater
This session of Tundra Vision features Marie Acemah of See Stories presenting Teaching Alaska History Through Community Filmmaking.
presentation will highlight several film projects throughout Alaska that teach
local communities to document Alaska (hi)stories through community film,
breaking down the process from planning through implementation and community
film screenings. Marie will share her insights and experiences from community
film projects based out of Kodiak, Bristol Bay, Anchorage, and Interior Alaska.
Marie's passion in life is to support people to share transformative personal and community (hi)stories through film, and to use these films as a platform for community conversation and celebration. She has led film workshops in places ranging from her grandparents’ hometown in rural Nebraska to Northern Uganda, and from her hometown of Anchorage to the northernmost community in Alaska, Kaktovik.
Join us for this season of Tundra Vision for three behind-the-scenes look at how filmmakers and film archivists capture in motion Alaska’s diverse people, places and perspectives, and provide a unique vantage point into our Polar past.
Angela Schmidt, Alaska Film Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Alaskans in Motion
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