Sat, Nov 12|
"Newtok" Film Screening
Water will erase Newtok, Alaska. To keep their culture and community intact, the Yup’ik residents must relocate their entire village upriver while battling government inertia.
Time & Location
Nov 12, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM AKST
Talkeetna, 22249 D St, Talkeetna, AK 99676, USA
About the event
Join the Susitna River Coalition for a free screening of “Newtok,” a Patagonia documentary about the Yup'ik native village on the brink of disappearing from thawing permafrost, river erosion and increasing severe weather storms. Fighting to preserve their culture and way of life, they are forced to relocate their entire community upriver. They are some of America’s first climate refugees.
The film screening will begin with an introduction by the Susitna River Coalition Energy Coordinator, June Okada. June will be discussing how you can make a difference in the future of our climate, starting by participating in your local Utility Co-Op Board Elections. Changes can start at home, and our local Co-op Boards have the power to drive change close to home by supporting diversified, ecologically responsible renewables and saying "no" to projects like the Susitna Watana Hydro Project.
This event is free, but donations for the Western Alaska Disaster Recovery Fund to help those impacted by Typhoon Merbok will be encouraged at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm, screening will begin at 7pm.