NEWTOK THE SINKING TOWN

By Johanna SALOMAKI, Chiara BARBO

BLAZE FILMS LTD. - as PROD

Documentary - Pre-Production 2010

Newtok, a coastal native village in western Alaska is experiencing devastating erosion caused by climate change.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM, ITALY, USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Johanna SALOMAKI, Chiara BARBO
    • Writer(s)
    • Andrea MAGNANI, Chiara BARBO
    • Producer(s)
    • Johanna SALOMAKI (Blaze Films Ltd)
    • Synopsis
    • Frozen earth is melting. Houses are sinking into the mud. They are one of the first global warming refugees in Newtok, a Native Alaskan village, isolated from the rest of the world but self sufficient. The whole village has to relocate. Global warming is affecting their lives now!
    • Partners & financing
    • Development Funding from MEDIA Programme
      (Location photos by Phil Daquila)
    • Production schedule
    • Location scout + pilot shoot July 2010
      Principal Photography Dec 2010/Jan 2011
      Completion by Feb 2011
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Dec 01, 2010
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