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SWIFT WATER PLACE (IGLIQTIQSIUGVIGRUAQ) # 42

11:00, Thrusday 18th June, Cinema 3

Director/Anthropologist: Brice Habager, Douglas Anderson
Year of Release: 2014
Duration: 27 mins
Country of Production: USA
Location: Alaska
Ethnic Group: Native Alaskan
Language: English, Iñupiaq

For over 50 years, archaeologist Dr. Douglas Anderson, of Brown University, studied the Iñupiaq Natives of Northwestern Alaska. When one of the last excavations of his career shut down due to the discovery of human remains, he must rely on the relationships he’s built with the Iñupiaq. Policy dictates that archaeological excavations on National Park Service land must stop when remains are found and all living descendants be notified. Are the relationships between Anderson and the Iñupiaq based purely on his own academic pursuits? Or will they allow the dig to proceed as the continuation of Anderson working with them to examine their cultural history?

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