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Video: Ada Blackjack Rising

In the pre-dawn twilight of an Alaskan shore, a young Native woman reflects on the story of Ada Blackjack, the sole survivor of a disastrous 1921 Arctic expedition, and the loneliness she must have felt waiting for a rescue through the months-long polar night.

To learn  more about this film, click here and here.

Running time: 6 minutes

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A Brice Habeger Film & Paddy Eason Picture & Peak 3 Production

Based on the book “Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic” by Jennifer Niven

Funding Support by Bering Straits Native Corporation

Spoken in Ugiuvaŋmiu Iñupiaq (King Island Iñupiaq) from the Bering Straits region of Alaska

Iñupiaq & English Voice-over by Kiminaq Maddy Alvanna-Stimpfle (Iñupiaq)

Screenwriter: Don Rearden

Anna Agliütruqti & Ada Blackjack
Adelaine Akłaasiaq Ahmasuk (Iñupiaq & Yup’ik)

Anna Agliütruqti
Maka Keixé Yaxtí Monture
(Tlingit Raven moiety, Copper River Clan,
House of the Owl & Kanien’kehá:ka)

Iñupiaq Translation: Yaayuk Alvanna-Stimpfle (Iñupiaq)

Proudly filmed in Alaska

Original Song “Traces of You”
Musician: Chris David
(Tlingit Eagle/ Killer Whale & Tsimshian)

With Support From
Iḷisaqativut Language Academy
Cordelia Qiġñaaq Kellie (Iñupiaq)

Still shot from video

One comment on “Video: Ada Blackjack Rising

  1. Barbara Huntington
    January 9, 2022

    Beautiful snd powerful. Shared with my granddaughter

    Liked by 1 person

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