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Download the discussion guide for the documentary Arctic Son and use it for facilitating conversation about this film at home, in the classroom or at community screenings.

Arctic Son: Discussion Guide

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As an engagement tool, Arctic Son provides viewers with a rich palette of contrasts to explore. The film reveals tensions and intersections between tradition and modernity, elders and youth, rural and urban, ancient and pop culture, addiction and independence. All these are presented against a backdrop of global warming, highlighting that some threats to tradition are beyond our control while others are within our grasp.

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Film Information

Arctic Son (90 min.)

Premiere Date: August 21, 2007

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Andrew Walton Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Fact Sheet | Critical Acclaim | Press Release


Andrew Walton
Andrew Walton

Film Update

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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