Alaska documentaries to make Anchorage debut
A film about integrative medicine, and one following the lives of Alaska children as they reach adolescence are set to debut at the Bear Tooth Theatrepub next week. Dr. Gary Ferguson and Mary Katzke joined Daybreak to discuss the projects.
"Partners in Healing" is the product of three years of work. Funding for the project began from a seed grant from the Alaska Run for Women, and eventually saw matching funding from the Alaska Breast and Cervical Health Partnership. According to Ferguson, it's designed to give an overview of integrative medicine for people who might not understand all the options open to them. He describes integrative medicine as a blend of holistic, alternative medicine and traditional western medicine.
"14" follows the lives of a group of Alaskan children. It was filmed over 12 years, and follows the children as they grow up and achieve adolescence. The two movies are being submitted as one project, and you can get your tickets at Bear Tooth.