Film

Eating Locally in the Far North

A Vegetarian’s Quest in Alaska
Comes with video

Dated

Mon, Jun 16

Eating Alaska / Eating Alaska is a funny and sometimes serious film about the filmmaker’s own experiences as an urban vegetarian who moves to a small town in Alaska and is confronted with the question, “What is the ‘right’ thing to eat?” She goes on a quest, and along the way meets all types of every day Alaskans, from deer-hunting women to Eskimo kids in the Arctic, who talk about their favorite moose meat, to a vegan cooking class in Wasilla and even her own salmon fisherman husband. It’s a wry search for a meal that makes sense politically, socially, spiritually and tastefully. Although the film is set in Alaska, it raises many of the same questions discussed locally about Hawaii’s food issues.

Eating Alaska airs Thu., 6/16, 11pm, PBS Hawaii