1985 / 47 minutes

Directed by
Graham Johnston
Country of production
United Kingdom
National Film and Television School

Tuktu is the Kuvanmiit Eskimo word for caribou. The film traces the early evolution of Ambler, founded almost 30 years ago on the Kobuk River in Alaska. Change and development mark life now in this village near an old caribou migration path. Subsistence values face rapid Westernization, but the villagers’ desire to combine their old way of life with the new remains the strongest force.

North America
United States
Animals Social Change