Akakū Maui Community Media presents a Filmmakers Salon with award-winning ethnographic filmmaker and owner of Farthest North Films, Sarah Betcher.
Sarah specializes in producing films that communicate across cultures, especially showcasing indigenous traditions. Sarah’s films have been funded by agencies such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation, the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Park Service and the Smithsonian Institution’s Arctic Studies Center. She has spent extensive time filming in rural Alaska, having produced many short films that have shown at festivals and prestigious conferences around the United States, are installed in three museum’s exhibits and are hosted by several websites including her own at www.farthestnorthfilms.com
Sarah will share excerpts from some of her work with indigenous Alaskan tribes and take part in a Q&A about her culturally sensitive film-making methodology, as well as, discuss the parallel issues facing native Hawaiians today.
The event will be hosted as part of the Akakū Upstairs Salon Series, in Suite 204, on Thursday March 2nd from 6-8pm.
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