Aha Moment: TV On The North Slope

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Friday, October 09, 2009

Filmmaker Andrew Okpeha MacLean is from an Inuit family in Barrow, Alaska. When TV was introduced to the North Slope, it began to decimate the Inupiaq language. Now he's making films that bring that language to the world beyond the Arctic. Produced by Anna Boiko-Weyrauch.

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Comments [1]

Sneezewhiz from Haymarket VA

There was an episode of the 90s TV show "Northern Exposure" where the Native American character, Ed Chigliak, translated a Hollywood western into his language.

Oct. 10 2009 02:16 PM

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