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"We Breathe Again": A Documentary Film Screening

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Regal Cinemas Goldstream 16 & IMAX

1855 Airport Way

Fairbanks, AK 99701

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In a landscape as dramatic as its stories, We Breathe Again intimately explores the lives of ​four Alaska Native people, each confronting the impacts of ​intergenerational trauma and suicide.​ ​A co-production of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Native Movement​, and Crawl Walk Run​.

About the film

Rarely heard of 40 years ago, suicide among Alaska Native peoples is now a silent epidemic — 3.5 times higher than the national average — and affecting Alaska Native men between the ages of 15-24 at the highest rate in the country. Alaska's rate of alcohol-related deaths is more than double the rest of the nation, with Alaska Natives accounting for half of those deaths.

For centuries Alaska Native peoples survived the harsh conditions of life in the far north while their social, cultural, and spiritual practices thrived. In the 1700’s the battle to claim Alaska and its peoples began, first with Russia and then the United States, setting into motion disruptive changes for Alaska’s first peoples. The painful scars from colonization continue to cycle from one generation to the next. Faced with heartbreaking challenges, Alaska Native communities are striving to recover and regain balance.In a landscape as dramatic as its stories, We Breathe Again intimately explores the lives of five Alaska Native people, each confronting the impacts of historic and contemporary trauma. Reflected in the northern lights and the city streetlights, from the ice roads to the asphalt, the characters battle for personal healing, hoping to break new trail for their families and their communities to follow.

About the screening event

  • 7:00 pm - Seating begins. Please arrive early.
  • 7:30 pm - film begins and will run for apprximately 56 minutes.
  • 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm A short Q/A will follow the film with panel comprised of members of the production team and the films participants.

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How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email Izzy Martinez, Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community and Native Education at ihmartinez@alaska.edu or call 907-474-7143.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring your ticket to the venue and bring to the registration table set up for the screening.

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Regal Cinemas Goldstream 16 & IMAX

1855 Airport Way

Fairbanks, AK 99701

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