About Walking In Two Worlds
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Produced as an independent production Walking in Two Worlds explores the human history of the Tongass in Southeast Alaska. America’s largest temperate rainforest covers 17 million acres and is also one of the world’s ecological wonders. The Tlingit and Haida tribes have also been a part of this forest since time immemorial and whose cultures are vibrant today.
A five-year-long project, this 1-hour documentary captures the story of Tlingit ancestral rituals, their matriarchal society rooted in their animal clans, and their subsistence traditions. The story is about a Tlingit brother and sister who with their mother adapted to Western values and what consequences these values had for them, for their tribe, and the forest.
Today the Tongass forest continues to be the center of controversy because of US Forest Service timber sales that promote clearcutting practices of its valuable old-growth trees. Almost one million acres have already been clearcut from this forest since the 1950s. Yet more proposed clearcuts now threaten the remaining old-growth forest and its sensitive wildlife habitats. Conservation is a key solution to protect this unique forest for future generations.