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At the Time of Whaling

United States, 1974
Documentary, Short

Synopsis

Gambell, Alaska is a Yup’ik-speaking Eskimo community on St. Lawrence Island on the Bering Sea. During their three-week Spring migration through the Bering Channel, whales are hunted using a combination of traditional organization and recently introduced technology such as motors and darting guns.

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At the Time of Whaling Directed by Leonard Kamerling, Sarah Elder