IFI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: Losing Alaska

Tom Burke

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SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Tom Burke and composer Gerry Horan.

The 375 residents of Newtok, Alaska watch their homes disappear into rolling seas as winter storms steal their coastline and melting permafrost erodes the edges of their town. Tom Burke’s (The Liberties) elegiac study follows the community as they struggle to maintain their traditional Yup’ik culture, a subsistence lifestyle of hunting and fishing, and build a new town on safer, higher ground.

Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn.

Screening as part of the IFI Documentary Festival 2018, which runs from the 27th – 30th of September. Full details here. 

82 mins / Ireland / 2018 / Digital.

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