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Healing Journey on the Andreafsky River, Alaska

We Live By The River premiers at DocuWest film festival in Golden, Colorado on June 26.

The film documents the birth and growth of a powerful grassroots tribal environmental justice movement in the northern wilderness of Canada and Alaska, shot over more than a decade.

When their wildlife, waters and lands were contaminated by military, mining and municipal waste, indigenous nations of the Yukon River basin joined forces to protect and heal their watershed. Exercising stewardship over their own lands, they proved that even tiny, remote communities can work together to create fundamental change.

DocuWest explores the world of people, politics, societies, history and ourselves through the lens of filmmakers from around the globe. The second annual event takes place in Golden, Colorado at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Karin Williams produced and directed, with narration by Princess Lucaj (Gwich’in Athabascan).

WE LIVE BY THE RIVER
DocuWest
3pm Sat June 26
Golden Hotel
800 11th Street Golden CO 80401
303-279-3922

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Yukon Circles screened at the 2nd Native Spirit Festival in London during October 08. The film documents tribal environmental protection efforts on the Yukon River in Alaska and Canada.

The event included more than 116 films, 188 screenings, workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances at ten locations.

Also screening at Native Spirit: Na Maka o ka Aina’s The Tribunal, documenting an indigenous trial of the U.S. government on Hawai’i in 1993, and Ian Skorodin’s Crazy Ind’n, an action-figure animation set during a global indigenous revolution.

Yukon Circles nominated for Best Documentary Short at American Indian Film Festival screening in San Francisco 12 noon Sat 3 Nov 2007.