A year-in-the-life portrait of Native Alaskan teenagers coming of age in Barrow, Alaska - the northern-most community of the United States. For these teenagers, growing up has become a little more complicated than it was for their ancestors. They are the twenty-first century descendants of a culture that has endured for millennia on this isolated, but rapidly changing tundra. The harvest of the agvik (bowhead whale) remains the heart of their culture - in the fall, motor boats and modern methods are used, whereas, in the spring, whaling crews use the umiaq (a seal-skin boat made by hand) and ancient traditional methods. Winner of Best Documentary Feature at the Guam International Film Festival, Oxford Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival, and Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Children of the Arctic.
Under the Milky Way, 2014.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.
Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.
Originally produced by Under the Milky Way in 2014.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Brandestini, Nick, film director.
Under the Milky Way (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst