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
Email subscribers may click on the title of this post to watch the film.
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
Cast 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)