Losing Alaska

Losing Alaska

In Newtok, Alaska, the homes of some three hundred and seventy five Americans are disappearing. As winter storms grow more fierce each year and steal more of the coastline, summer meltwaters surge down the Ninglick River and erode the edges of the town. Rising temperature are melting the permafrost on which the town is built.

This film follows their efforts to build a new town on safer ground before the inevitable flood washes their homes away. It also celebrates the commitment it takes to make that journey, while questioning what is being lost in the process.

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