What Arctic Cinema Can Tell Us About a Changing World


Michael Pearson

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Anna Westerstahl Stenport, chair and professor in the School of Modern Languages, is a leading academic in the study of Arctic cinema

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Indigineous filmakers, particularly women, are beginning to shatter the myth of a frozen, never-changing Arctic. School of Modern Lanagues Chair Anna Westerstahl Stenport is one of the world's leading academics studying their work.

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Early documentaries such as 1922’s Nanook of the North and even the 1951 alien invasion potboiler The Thing From Another World offer an image of the Artic as an ever-frozen, never-changing place of mystery that glosses over or distorts the cultures of those who live there.

However, indigenous filmmakers—particularly women, but all spurred by climate change—are starting to change that. Anna Westerstahl Stenport, professor and chair in the School of Modern Languages, is among the world’s leading academics working to help better understand their contributions.

Stenport is one of the pioneers of the burgeoning field of Arctic cinema studies. Learn more about her research in our feature, "Climate, Culture & Ice: What Arctic Cinema Can Tell Us About a Changing World."

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of Modern Languages

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Anna Westerstahl Stenport, School of Modern Languages, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, arctic, cinema, climate change
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  • Created On: Sep 18, 2019 - 2:58pm
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