The Justice Center is again releasing its video "Coming to Anchorage: A Guide for Rural Alaskans." The program examines the personal experiences of several residents of rural Alaska who have made the cultural transition between living in the bush and living in or visiting the city. The video presents some of the problems involved in adjusting to the city and makes suggestions fcir a successful transition.
The video is suitable for use by schools, community organizations, social service
agencies and other educational groups. In addition to providing a
practical preparation for persons visiting Anchorage, the video can be used
as part of a cross-cultural
curriculum to stimulate discussions of different cultural systems.
"Coming to Anchorage: A Guide for Rural Alaskans" was produced in 1990 by the
Justice Center with the special cooperation of the Anchorage
Police Department, through the Instructional Development Production Services
at the University of Alaska
Anchorage. Antonia Moras served as producer-writer; Lisa Jamieson as director-writer
and Kim Daehnke as
principal videographer. The program was funded in part by grants from the Alaska Humanities Forum and the National Endowment for the Humanities; CarrGottstein, Inc.; Nana Regional Corporation; Cook Inlet Regional Corporation; and the University of Alaska President's Special Projects Fund.
Copies of the video are available for the cost of duplication and postage. They may be obtained through the Justice Center, (907) 786-1810.