Natural History on the Big Screen: Newtok
This Zoom webinar discussion of the film "Newtok" aired March 23, 2022. Watch a recording in the player above.
The National Museum of Natural History and the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital collaborated to offer this program, which featured an online screening of the film "Newtok" and the Q&A discussion in the video above. Participating in the discussion were the filmmakers Andrew Burton and Michael Kirby Smith, the film’s subject Della Carl, and the film’s executive producer Marie Meade.
This program was part of the 2022 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.
About the Film
In the town of Newtok, Alaska, years of rising temperatures have eroded the frozen foundation of the area and begun sinking the tiny Yup’ik village. With their homes and way of life hanging in the balance, the town’s residents weigh the prospect of relocating the community or abandoning their traditional lands forever. "Newtok" is a lyrical, verité portrait of a people looking for justice in the face of climate disaster.