TRACING ROOTS: A master weaver’s journey to understand a spruce root hat found in a retreating glacier

We just completed the screening version of Tracing Roots
The film is a portrait, a mystery and a story of beauty and legacy,

Our First regional Premiere Screenings include:

Friday September 26th, 2014  at 6-7:30 PM
SE Discovery Center, Ketchikan Alaska

Sunday October 19th, 2014 at 2 PM
The Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage, Alaska

Screenings in Vancouver, Sitka, Juneau, Fairbanks, at the the Haida Gwaii Museum and more are in the works.

“This remarkable film traces roots of differing kinds – natural tree roots collected and woven into exquisite baskets and hats, but also cultural roots of kinship traced across boundaries of time, space and generation.  This accessible and beautiful documentary, will stimulate discussion among students of all ages and from a wide variety of disciplines.”

-Julie Cruikshank,
Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of British Columbia.
Author, “Do Glacier’s Listen.”

Thanks to all participants and supporters. We’re still working on funding for outreach expenses, so contact us at if you want to help!

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