Yup'ik village needs to relocate their entire village to escape the decades long erosion, permafrost, and decaying infrastructure climate change has brought to their area of Newtok, Alaska. The federal government has failed to take appropriate action to combat climate change making this village's population some of the first American climate change refugees.
NEWTOK is a documentary by filmmakers Andrew Burton and Michael Kirby Smith examining this slice of American culture and community, built on a delta at the edge of the Bering Sea. Both filmmakers will attend the post screening discussion of the film on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Doors will open at 6:30pm for the 7:30pm screening at the Bronx Documentary Center located at 614 Courtlandt Avenue, Bronx, NY.
Andrew Burton is a Pulitzer Prize finalist, documentary photographer and filmmaker who has focused on news, conflict and environmental issues. This is Burton's first feature film that he co-directed with Micheal Kirby Smith. Kirby Smith is an Emmy-winning filmmaker and photographer. Working extensively for the New York Times as a photographer and senior video journalist, he has been published in The New York Times, National Geographic Magazine TIME Magazine, Vice, Rolling Stone, Human Rights Watch and more.
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