Daughters of Emmonak (USA, 17 min)

Directed by Samantha Andre

Daughters of Emmonak is a documentary film about a Yup’ik Eskimo woman, Lenora ‘Lynn’ Hootch, working to bring an end to domestic abuse in her rural village of Emmonak, Alaska. In 1982, Lynn opened the Emmonak Women’s Shelter to provide a safe place for women and children from surrounding villages. Lynn has dedicated her life to reclaiming her people’s culture and traditional values as alcohol, drugs, and violence have torn through her community. Daughters of Emmonak brings these powerful stories to the fore, highlighting Lynn’s dream of a future where her grandchildren will walk the streets without fear.

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