Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys

Watch a demo of The Aatsinki Season, a prototype developed at POV Hackathon.

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Team: Jessica Oreck, Mike Knowlton, Hal Siegel. Bios »

About the Project: Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys is a feature-length documentary that follows a year in the life of a family of reindeer herders in Finnish Lapland. The complementary online component will expand the reach and depth of the project, bringing each participant face-to-face with the unique challenges of herding reindeer. Read a Q&A with the Aatsinki Hackathon team »

Technology: JavaScript, jQuery (for handling video), and other JavaScript libraries; Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, HandBrake, TextWrangler, BBEdit.

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POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.