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P.O.V. | Arctic Son | Preview | PBS

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  • POV

    Program: POV #2008
    Broadcast Date: Aug. 21, 2007

In "Arctic Son," airing on PBS's P.O.V. series on August 21, 2007, the clash of tradition and modernity puts a Native father and son at odds in the remote village of Old Crow, 80 miles above the Arctic Circle. Stanley Jr., raised in Seattle, is drifting deeper into drinking and partying.

Stanley Sr., a distant, philosophical figure to his son, keeps the ways of his Gwitchin ancestors alive by hunting, fishing and living by his wits in the harsh arctic environment. After a lifetime apart, the two are reunited in the raw, quiet beauty of the Canadian Yukon in a story that captures the dialogue between a father and son from vastly different worlds. Find out more about this film and other P.O.V. films at www.pbs.org/pov

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Post Date: March 22, 2007