Polart vin og viten: THE DRUMS OF WINTER
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- Polart vin og viten
Dance was at the heart of Yup’ik Eskimo spiritual and social life. It was the bridge between a person’s own power and the greater powers of the unseen world. At the heart of dance was the drum in which could be heard the cadence of the universe.
UKSUUM CAUYAI: THE DRUMS OF WINTER is about Yup’ik traditional music and dance and the spiritual world they mediate. The film is the result of a long-term collaboration between filmmakers Elder and Kamerling and the Yup’ik community of Emmonak - a village of a few hundred people at the mouth of the Yukon River on the Bering Sea in Alaska.
THE DRUMS OF WINTER was named to the National Film Registry of the US Library of Congress in 2006.
Director Len Kamerling will introduce the film and describe how it fits into his broader ethnographic film research. He will answer questions after the screening.