Making Alaska Nuclear Free

This film dives into the compelling conversation surrounding the prospect of transforming Alaska into a nuclear-free zone, drawing insights from successful initiatives in other regions. It explores the nuanced pros and cons of this pivotal decision, with an emphasis on real-life experiences and informed perspectives on nuclear weapons. The film also delves into the crucial discussion of how the next generation will inherit this complex issue, shedding light on the long-term implications and responsibilities associated with this transition towards a nuclear-free Alaska.

Exploring Community and Place through Media Arts took place in the Spring of 2023 at Montessori Borealis Middle School in Juneau on the ancestral homeland of the Áak’w Kwáan and T’aaku Kwáan. Approximately thirty 7th to 8th grade students created films. Students reflected on the prompt of “What makes the Juneau community unique?” and explored topics ranging from important historical events of years’ past to community events taking place today. During this workshop students had the unique opportunity to work with archivists at the Alaska State Museum to find primary sources to better tell the stories they were investigating.

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Land Acknowledgement

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