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(Trailer) Yupiit: Eye of Both Worlds
In the remote village of Toksook Bay, Alaska, local singer/songwriter Byron Nicholai engages a new generation of Yupik natives using rap and beatboxing. Retelling traditional stories through newer forms, he is helping young people forge a stronger connection to their cultural heritage and values, including music and dance, subsistence hunting and fishing, and protection of the environment. These life-sustaining lessons long passed down by the elders of the village, are now passed down by Nicholai, as well, in startlingly beautiful and modern ways.