|A Place Like No Other
|FFB 2023 premiere:
A Place Like No Other is an educational film that describes the animals, people, and places of Alaska, and how climate change is affecting them. The show takes the audience all over the state to experience Alaska in a way few ever will. It starts at Round Island, part of the Walrus Islands State Game Sanctuary in Bristol Bay- a place so pristine, so remote, that it feels completely isolated from the rest of the world. The animal life includes seabirds such as puffins, cormorants, and kittiwakes, as well as sea life such as steller sea lions and walrus, the namesake of the sanctuary. Despite its remote location Round Island and its animals are being affected by climate change, just like the rest of Alaska. In addition to the animals of Round Island, we travel around to learn about polar bears, salmon, and other iconic Alaska species. You'll also learn about the roles these animals play in the lives of Alaskans. The message is one of hope. While the problem of climate change is serious, there are also many reasons for optimism. In this show you'll meet scientists who are studying how Alaska is being affected, and what the future may hold. You'll also meet people working to protect our way of life, such as the engineers and technicians that have transitioned the island of Kodiak to 100% renewable energy. In doing so, they've made the cost of electricity cheaper and more reliable, growing the local economy. It's a winning solution for everyone.