Arctic Summer is a poetic meditation on Tuktoyaktuk, an Indigenous community in the arctic. The film captures Tuk during one of the last summers before climate change forced Tuk's coastal population to relocate to more habitable land.
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About The film
Arctic Summer is the result of many years of planning, filming, and editing. It started with a class on geopolitical landgrabs in the Arctic, and then turned into a month-long trip to Tuktoyaktuk, followed by two years of on-and-off editing. Along the way, so many people were un-endingly generous and instrumental in making this film happen, most importantly the kind people of Tuktoyaktuk, who took us in with open arms, fed us, laughed with us, and were kind enough to share their stories with us.
Jojo Elias, Billy Emaghok, Roy Cockney, Julia Cockney, Dallas Green, Lionel Kikiak, Florence Elias, Michelle Tomasino, John Noksana, Mikayla Jacobsen, Roslyn Rogers, Mickey Gruben
The Legacy of Hope Foundation, The University of Pennsylvania, The BANFF Centre for Arts & Creativity
Michael J. Werner Donna Corbat
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