So, this is exciting. Anna's film Alaska Women Mariners Then & Now has made it to the Moondance International Film Festival in New York City and yours truly is in it! Ha!
Anna Young, an artist who fished the Copper River Flats, among other fisheries, came to town last year to do a documentary of women mariners, including women in the fisheries. She set about filming women on the water, gathering footage and our stories, compiled them up into a film, sent it off and here we are, going to NYC. Good job, Anna!!
|Capt. Anna Young|
Among her other projects are: The Lost Art of Alaska Fishing, a book with beautiful water colors of local fishing boats. More information on Anna can be found at: www.ruggedisland.com.
The Moondance International Film Festival (www.moondancefilmfestival.com) takes place annually in New York City. The festival is "a unique collaboration of multi-talented writers, film score composers and filmmakers. The Moondance mission is to entertain, inform, inspire, encourage and educate. We honor those artists who, through their creative work, actively increase awareness, provide multiple viewpoints, address complex social issues, and strengthen ties between international audience". This year, the festival is September 13-16, 2012.
Anna's film Alaska Women Mariners Then & Now starts in Washington state and is " a story of me (Anna) working my way back up to Alaska on my quest to seek women mariners with great stories all over AK that tell the history from our point of view". It has made it to the final round of the festival! Everyone in the film is encouraged to come to NYC to help promote the film. So, here we go! I think there are about 10 women lined up to storm New York. We are all scrambling to find some funds to help with airfare and lodging, the two biggest expenses. If anyone has any suggestions (or want to make a donation :) email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'll definitely keep ya posted on this one. Wish us luck!!