The Forgotten Slavery of Our Ancestors Film Release

See Stories has been working this past year on this short film about the enslavement of Indigenous people on land now known as the United States with Howdice Brown III of Channel Films, Alice Qannik Glenn of Coffee and Quaq, and project maestro Kate Shuster. This film is a Teaching Tolerance production, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. The beautiful artwork for this poster was created by talented Yup’ik artist Amber Webb. You can now watch the film here. We are grateful to the Alutiiq Museum for supporting us with the powerful song Ukut Skunat in the intro. We are also humbled to have been able to interview an amazing crew of scholars and culture bearers in the creation of this film; Paula Peters, Tiya Miles, Sven Haakanson, Margaret Newell, Andrés Reséndez, and Ned Blackhawk. Everything about this process, from learning this painful history, to figuring out how we would share it, to wondering where this film would land in the world, has been deeply humbling. Please join us for a filmmakers Q and A on Wednesday October 7th at 12:30 AK time. You will have to pre-register here. As Alice Qannik Glenn says, “In order to move forward… we should acknowledge the truth.”

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