Chatting “Newtok” and climate justice with Patagonia

Join us for an extra special Geography of Hope conversation with the filmmakers behind the new film “Newtok.”

This powerful film shares the story of the village of Newtok, Alaska, whose residents are being confronted by the realities of climate change. To keep their culture and community intact, Newtok’s 360 Yup’ik residents must relocate their entire village to stable ground upriver.

Water will soon erase Newtok. Built on a delta at the edge of the Bering Sea, the tiny Yup’ik village has been dealing with melting permafrost, river erosion and decaying infrastructure for decades, and in moving their village, they will become some of America’s first climate change refugees. In this Geography of Hope episode, viewers are treated to a special viewing of this film focused on a village seeking justice in the face of climate disaster, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers from our corporate partner, Patagonia, as well as Newtok resident Della Carl.

Watch the Geography of Hope episode and the film “Newtok” below: