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New Territory: Shorts from around the Yukon

This screening took place on
Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11:30am
The Globe Theatre, Atlin BC

Filmmakers in attendance! Underdog, Vivian Belik & Naomi Mark, 10 min In the wake of her mother’s death, dog-musher Yuka Honda prepares to compete in the 1,000 mile Yukon Quest from Fairbanks to Whitehorse. Ice Flow, Cynthia Hunt, 10 min Alone on the Klondike River during freeze-up, the day to day life of a couple forms the backdrop as nature makes itself heard in the river’s shift from movement to stillness. Second Nature: Feral, Veronica Verkley, 10 min An abandoned, post-apocalyptic house deteriorates as time, nature and the elements take over, destroy, but ultimately transform it. Old Crow Solar Project, Daniel Janke, 5 min The Old Crow Solar Project will be the largest solar photovoltaic installation in the Canadian North. Pictures Don’t Lie, Lulu Keating, 20 min Through his own words, illuminated with family photographs, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in elder JJ Van Bibber tells the story of his life during a century in the Yukon Territory. JJ Van Bibber (1920-2012) was a prolific photographer in the Yukon. His mother was a First Nations woman from Alaska; his father, a stampeder from West Virginia who came to the Yukon looking for Gold in 1898. Pictures Don't Lie presents a beautiful montage of Van Bibber's black and white photographs with recorded stories he told as an Elder, made available by his descendants.
  • Directed by Vivian Belick & Naomi Mark/Cynthia Hunt/C/Veronica Verkley/Daniel Janke/Lulu Keating
  • 2017, Yukon
  • 55 minutes

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