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Film showing: Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys

  • Swedish Club 1920 Dexter Ave N Seattle, WA, 98109 United States (map)

Though, on the surface, Aatsinki is the story of a single family, its underlying narrative is one of global consequences and connections. Between their uncanny understanding of the landscape and their reindeer on the one hand, and their heavy reliance on snowmobiles and helicopters on the other, the herders have been categorized as beacons of sustainability and demons of environmentalism – in essence, poster children for simplicity and technology alike. Their story raises weighty questions about what it means to live with the land and invites audience members to reconsider their own assumptions about technology, food production, and, most critically, man’s place in nature. The NYT called it "challenging and mesmerizing."

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