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GAMES OF SURVIVAL: A CULTURE PRESERVED IN ICE

2020 MOFF Official Selection

About This Project

Special Note:

New England Premiere

Filmmaker:

Nicholas Natale

Total Running Time:

0:16:23

Filming Location:

Anaktuvuk Pass, Fairbanks, Unalakleet – Alaska

Filmmaker Origin:

USA / MA / Methuen

Synopsis:

A documentary film about WEIO, the World Eskimo Indian Olympics. Native Eskimos have competed in these games since 1961, which is a gathering of Eskimo people from all around the circumpolar region. It is the largest annual celebration of Alaskan Native Heritage. Through travelling to native villages and filming WEIO, this film will provide a look into the lives of native Alaskan Eskimos and share their traditions and culture with the audience.

Thoughts from the filmmaker:

Games of Survival focus on a very unique set of athletes and one of the most interesting sports events in America. The event, WEIO, is more than 50 years old. The film showcases two very different Alaskan Native villages, Unalakleet directly on the coast of the Bering Sea and Anaktuvuk Pass nestled in a pass far north above the Arctic Circle in the Brooks range.

This film to be screened at:

8/01/20 – Early Show – Thompson’s Point – Portland

Category
2020, 8/1 Thompsons Point Early Show