Alaskan stereotypes in movies--tonight

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

Thursday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m.
Consortium Library, Room 307

Join an exciting and enlightening discussion that will delve into the heart of why Alaskan stereotypes abound in film and media, why these stereotypes persist and what Alaskans can do to counter the images. The forum will discuss the question: Why does the American public readily accept the mockery of "Eskimos" and "Alaskans" in film and other media?

Special guests include Hivshu (aka Robert Peary II, Inuit hunter and star in The Prize of the Pole), Ossie Kairairuak (artist, actor and member of Pamyua), Dr. George Charles (UAA professor and member of the Screen Actors Guild) and Francine Lastufka Taylor (co-founder of AMIPA and award-winning documentary television producer).

This event is free and open to the community. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence and the UAA/APU Engaging Controversy Project. Contact (907) 786-6893 for more information.

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