Qagruq (The whaling festival)
Frontier of Change producer Joel de Jesus returned to his hometown of Point Hope for the first time in 15 years to produce a short film about Qagruq, the village's annual whaling festival. The movie screened at the Anchorage Museum to a standing-room only theater. A conversation with the audience followed, featuring KNBA News Director Joaqlin Estus, former Point Hope mayor and harpooner Steve Oomittuk, and Joel.
The event concluded with a reception featuring traditional doughnuts. Attendees also took home limited-edition recipe books and had the chance to win door prizes.