Film Selections


Documentary Short Films

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A short documentary film about homelessness in interior Alaska through the life of Felicia Cavanaugh, a homeless woman who lives at the Fairbanks Rescue Mission and her journey of recovery from addiction.


Fictional Short Films

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Active Shooter

Dramatic live action, fictional narrative, Est. Run Time: 9 Minutes

After a school shooting in small town Alaska, a cop must defend his actions to prove he is on the right side of the law, or lose everything.


Alaska Archive Videos

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Dr. Mary F. Ehrlander

Dr. Mary F. Ehrlander, professor of History and co-director of Arctic and Northern Studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, talks about her experience using archives to write her 2017 book "Walter Harper, Alaska Native Son." The biography covers the life and story of Walter Harper, the son of a Koyukon-Athabascan mother and an Irish immigrant father, who in 1913 became the first person to reach the summit of Denali, North America's highest mountain.

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Dr. William Schneider

University of Alaska Fairbanks Professor Emeritus Dr. William Schneider talks about researching and examining historical photographs in archives. Schneider's book "The Tanana Chiefs: Native Rights and Western Law," was published in 2018.

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Professor Rob Prince

Associate Professor Rob Prince of the Communication and Journalism Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks talks about how his students have been using archives to delve into an ongoing mystery on campus. Archaeologist Otto Geist may have buried several mammoth tusks on the UAF campus during the 1930s. Where are those tusks today? Prof. Prince and his students search the archives for clues.