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Newtok (events)


Water will erase Newtok, Alaska. Built on a delta at the edge of the Bering Sea, the tiny Yup’ik village has been dealing with melting permafrost, river erosion and decaying infrastructure for decades. To keep their culture and community intact, the 360 Yup’ik residents must relocate their entire village to stable ground upriver while facing a federal government that has failed to take appropriate action to combat climate change. In moving their village, they will become some of America’s first 21st century climate refugees. It is a film about of a village seeking justice in the face of climate disaster.

Running Time: 97 min.
Subject(s): Current Affairs, Ecology, Environment, Ethnography, Law and Justice, Native American Studies, Nature and Wildlife, Politics, Social Justice
Language(s): English
Producer(s): Andrew Burton, Michael Kirby Smith, Marie Meade
Cinematographer: Andrew Burton, Michael Kirby Smith
Editor(s): Davis Coombe
Production Company: Patagonia Films, Roan Films

Festival Participation

  • DOC NYC - 2021
  • Anchorage International Film Festival - 2021
  • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival - 2022
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival - 2022
  • Seattle International Film Festival - 2022

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