Jewel's Hunt
2020
Synopsis:
In a remote village in western Alaska, a teenage girl and her father turn to the land to feed their family. Alaskan Natives have practiced this tradition of subsistence hunting for centuries. But will a changing world allow its survival?
Filmmakers:
Alexandra Stergiou
Director
Alexandra Stergiou is a non-fiction filmmaker based in New York City. She attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she majored in film production and graduated magna cum laude. For her thesis film, she dug into her family’s history of immigration, radicalism, and redemption. The result was an award-winning personal documentary entitled “Citizen Zero.” Today, she continues using documentary techniques to examine the interpersonal relationships and emotional journeys of individuals challenged by society-at-large. Her recent work includes "The Candidates," which she directed and produced, and screened at DOC NYC, IFF Boston, and Big Sky.
Gina Pollack
Producer
Gina Pollack is a documentary filmmaker, photographer and audio producer, interested in telling stories about the intersection of politics and the human experience. Her short film “Undue Burden” was a New York Times Op Doc and debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2017. She currently produces stories on art, pop culture, and politics for KCRW, the NPR station in Los Angeles, where she helped develop the podcast “The Document,” a mashup of documentary film and radio. She is an alum of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of journalism, where she received the inaugural Jim Marshall Fellowship in photography and the North Gate Award for video reporting and production.
Cass Gardiner
Producer
Cass Gardiner is an Anishinaabe Algonquin artist, filmmaker, and curator from the Kebaowek First Nation. Her documentary film “The Edible Indian” has met critical acclaim in classrooms and theatres internationally and was nominated for Best Documentary Short at the American Indian Film Festival. She is also a passionate arts activist within Indigenous communities and has worked as a film mentor and youth outreach worker on reserves across Canada. She is the co-founder of Matters Unsettled, a curatorial collective that uses the gallery to challenge preconceived notions of culture, identity, and belonging focusing on people of color. A 2017 Curatorial Fellow at the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in Asheville, North Carolina, Cass’ latest show “Forward Facing” is a featured show for Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in collaboration with Critical Distance Centre for Curators and the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective. She holds an MFA from Ryerson University and a BA from NYU Gallatin.