Here are some updates on what we're up to:
• LIVE STORYTELLING
We're lining up tellers for a live storytelling event on February 9th in Sitka called "Fork in the Road." Join us if you are in town! This is an ongoing series, called "Stika Tells Tales."
• TRACING ROOTS SCREENINGS AND BROADCASTS
Delores Churchill and Ellen Frankenstein are off to Vancouver Island in March to show Tracing Roots and participate in Pieces, a two day celebration of fiber and weaving. The film is also a nominee for an award from Royal Anthropological Institute and will screen at a the RAI Film Festival in Bristol.
Public television broadcasts continue. The latest statistics for January-March airings: 1251 broadcasts in 38 states with 72.7% coverage in the U.S. That is a potential audience of 211 million people in 83 million households.
• A NEW PROJECT
We're developing a new project called "99835," a documentary film set in one place, with three stories, shot over a year,
• A COLLABORATION TO CELEBRATE
“Driving on Rain in Sitka, is a newly completed short film about switching to electric vehicles in a town with hydroelectric power.
Can an electric vehicle make it up a mountain? Find out and meet a teen learning to drive on a EV and get her tuba and dog in the car. Funded and created with Renewable Energy Alaska Project, Sitka Conservation Society and the Sustainable Southeast Partnership.
• UPRIVERS DOCUMENTARY: EDITING AND MORE PROGRESS
Check out the new trailer for Uprivers. Uprivers is a documentary about two watersheds and the communities that depend on them in the face of a mining boom presently underway in British Columbia. It is the stories of two rivers; a wild river that has been deeply wounded, and another river, at risk of the same fate. Zach Desmond and Matthew Jackson are directing the film. We need more funds to finish it and get it out for use! Click here to learn more.
• LAST MAN FISHING
With a new grant from the Patagonia Foundation, JD Schulyer will continue work on his feature length film, Last Man Fishing, about small scale fishermen from Maine to Alaska, in time of consolidation of fishing fleets and the waning health of the ocean. This is the story of the remaining fishermen and the ways they are working with consumers, policy makers and community leaders to enhance the health of and well-being of players up and down the seafood chain. See the trailer. Donations welcome.
• NEW TOOLS
We excited to be updating our gear! Thanks to a grant from the Rasmuson Foundation for helping us update the technology that helps us collaborate, tell stories and generate conversation.