2016 / 64 minutes

Directed by
Gina Abatemarco
Country of production
United States

More than a hundred miles above the Arctic Circle, an Inupiaq Eskimo community is living on an island that is fast disappearing into the ocean. With no resources to move and only a precarious sea wall to protect them, the community struggles to maintain its way of life within a landscape and a system that is failing them. Weaving together observational storytelling and cinematic imagery, “Kivalina” offers an evocative and rare portrait of one of the last surviving Arctic communities.

In the 2017 RAI Film Fest RAI/Basil Wright
Language and subtitles
English Inupiaq
Location(s) depicted
Kivalina Alaska (USA)

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