Summer History & Film Course

Jessica Suyat films Tamae Setoe and Emiri Ohki, students of the 2015 Summer Film Intensive, as they volunteer at Threshold Recycling after learning about climate change in Kodiak.

Jessica Suyat films Tamae Setoe and Emiri Ohki, students of the 2015 Summer Film Intensive, as they volunteer at Threshold Recycling after learning about climate change in Kodiak.

From 2012 to 2017, the Kodiak Historical has offered a Summer History & Film Course to Kodiak middle and high school students. This two- to three-week course instructs students in the basics of ethnography and documentary film making. Kodiak kids ages 12 to 18 do their own research, conduct interviews, shoot and edit their own footage and produce a short documentary film on a subject relating to Kodiak’s history.

The following films are the products of those students on Kodiak Filipino Community Stories, Waves of Change: The 1964 Earthquake and Tsunami in Kodiak, Kodiak Remembers the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and Climate Change on Kodiak, and FishHistory.

View all the films here.