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Arctic Son

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PBS Premiere: August 21, 2007


In the tiny village of Old Crow, 80 miles north of the Arctic Circle, a father and his son are reunited after almost 25 years apart. They share a name and a bloodline, but the worlds they know and the lifestyles they lead are as different as their respective hometown climates. Stanley Njootli Sr. is a hunter, a man of the land steeped in native traditions. Stanley Jr., who has been raised by his mother in Washington State, immerses himself in hip-hop music and video games, and is drifting deeper into drugs and alcohol. After a lifetime apart, the two meet again in the raw, quiet beauty of the Canadian Yukon.

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TAGS: children, environment, family, fatherhood, global warming, indian, mothers, native american, parenthood, parenting, parents, teens, youth

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Film Information

Arctic Son (90 min.)

Premiere Date: August 21, 2007

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Filmmaker: Andrew Walton Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Fact Sheet | Critical Acclaim | Press Release


Andrew Walton
Andrew Walton

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Critical Acclaim

The story Mr. Walton tells — this is his first documentary — primarily concerns a generational divide and a clash of cultures, and he may have thought it best not to blur that focus. But a strong benefit of Arctic Son is a chance to see something of the country and the lives that remain at the mercy of others.”

— Daniel M. Gold
The New York Times

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