About the film
inuit alaska teen angst woman director indigenous peoples social & cultural documentary teenager
Release Date: March 17, 2002
|Production Companies||:||New Day Films|
|Producers||:||Ellen Frankenstein, Jim Mahan|
An intimate portrait of teenagers trying to understand their world and their possibilities. The film weaves together video shot by teens and by the filmmaker, as they work together to make a film and create expressive outlets for youth in the community. They organize dances and community events and paint a mural. At the same time, with humor and pathos, these young people raise issues around violence, feeling misunderstood by adults and lacking respect in their community. Set in the small town of Sitka, Alaska, home to a large Alaska Native population, the video chronicles their creativity, concerns and dreams.