Published 10:27 am CDT, Saturday, September 8, 2018 In this Aug. 24, 2018 photo, festival director Alexandra Brown announces the winners of the Ketchikan Film Festival at Discovery Center in Ketchikan, Alaska. A drone video showing what Keith Wadley has been doing in his retirement, a video taking its viewers inside and around the Baranof Hot Springs and a cautionary animated film showing what could happen if a child swallowed a watermelon seed. Those were three of the many films shown at the first-ever film festival. (Dustin Safranek/Ketchikan Daily News via AP) less In this Aug. 24, 2018 photo, festival director Alexandra Brown announces the winners of the Ketchikan Film Festival at Discovery Center in Ketchikan, Alaska. A drone video showing what Keith Wadley has been ... more Photo: Dustin Safranek, AP In this Aug. 24, 2018 photo, viewers watch a series of locally produced films during the Ketchikan … [Read more...] about Ketchikan holds its first film festival
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Updated 12:21 am CDT, Wednesday, August 22, 2018 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Inupiaq actor and cinematographer who came to fame during Hollywood's golden age has been reburied in Alaska 65 years after his death. The Anchorage Daily News reports the cremated remains of Ray Mala and his wife Galina Mala were buried in a cemetery in downtown Anchorage on Monday. Ray Mala appeared in more than 25 films before his death in 1952 at the age of 46. The Alaska Native movie star is best known in his home state for the 1933 epic "Eskimo." Ted Mala Sr. says it always felt wrong that his father was buried in California. Ted Mala and his son undertook the complicated and expensive process to bring the remains home, taking them three years to secure the necessary permissions. MySA News Videos Now Playing: Now Playing SAPD: Man tried to keep his friend from driving home drunk, then he was choked to death Media: San Antonio Express-News LFD: Occupied vehicle … [Read more...] about Remains of Alaska Native movie star reburied in Anchorage
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........Karen Cantor has finished her latest documentary.It’s taken years, and Cantor can’t wait to premiere “Return.”“Return” is a story of hope and action lighting a path to health for all Americans.ADVERTISEMENTThe film follows six courageous women from tribes across the continent reconnecting with the earth by harvesting, preparing and celebrating their food.Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, these Native American women regain sovereignty over what they eat, empowering others to do the same.The lead character is Roxanne Swentzell of Santa Clara Pueblo.“In some ways, I fell into this project,” Cantor says. “I moved to Santa Fe in 2010, and I became aware of the Native American presence. If I go back many years, I did a lot of … [Read more...] about Native nutrition: Film focuses on drive to return to indigenous peoples’ diets
Updated 6:22 am, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Now Playing: An Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage to Seattle had to turn back around after a passenger locked himself in the bathroom and took off all his clothing. Media: Travel & Leisure SEATTLE (AP) — A retired Alaska state lawmaker says a naked passenger was tackled and detained on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Anchorage, Alaska. Former state Sen. Johnny Ellis said on Twitter that the incident happened Monday after the man ran from the front of the plane to the back, yelling and waving. Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Bobbie Egan said in a statement Monday night that Alaska Airlines flight 107 from Seattle landed without incident in Anchorage. Egan says shortly before the descent into Anchorage a disruptive male passenger was detained. She says he was removed by law enforcement after the plane parked at the gate and was then transported to a local hospital. window._taboola = window._taboola || … [Read more...] about Ex-lawmaker: Naked man tackled on Alaska Airlines flight
As filmmakers, we sometimes get so concerned with what film festivals can do for us and for our films that we forget about what our films can do for the festivals, and more importantly, for their local audiences. This year more than ever, I’ve seen festivals in communities around the world overcome violence, natural disasters and other communal sources of anxiety to put on amazing celebrations of cinema. They’re helping to spark conversations, rebuild damaged economies and in general just get people celebrating again with their neighbors, friends and visiting filmmakers. I’ve had a first-hand look at some of these festivals with my new film Bernard and Huey, which launched this fall.The film traveled to the Guam International Film Festival in September, just as Kim Jong-un was threatening to rain nuclear weapons down on the U.S. territory. In the midst of heated rhetoric from Donald Trump that ratcheted up anxiety on the island, Bernard and Huey was the only mainland … [Read more...] about Ask Not What Festivals Can Do For You….