A Culture on the Edge

In her debut film, Laura St. Andrews highlights the importance of hunting to the people of Savoonga by showcasing scenes of the natural landscape and interviews with village hunters.  The film shows how the subsistence village draws its identity from the surrounding land.


The village of Shaktoolik is threatened by the increasingly severe fall storms associated with a warmer Arctic.  Filmmaker Mera Kenney captures this perilous situation and highlights the village's need for a road to "somewhere safe.”


Tuvalu is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change.  Filmmaker Maili Scott documents the main impacts of climate change affecting the country and poses a weighty ethical question: who is responsible to pay the costs of far off impacts of climate change?