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Using filmmaking as a tool to share their climate change story, a teen-led film collective called Tuk TV created a film called "Happening to Us." It depicts the community of Tuktoyaktuk through the eyes of seven teenagers attempting to navigate the impacts of climate change on their arctic community.
Over the years, residents have been affected by changes caused by climate change that include delayed lake freeze, changing sea levels, melting permafrost, and coastline erosion. The community is slipping into the Arctic Ocean due to the effects of climate change. The Tuk community had to move several houses away from the eroding coastline. The students hope their film Happening to Us will make an impact, especially on leaders who can take action on climate change.
The resource review is linked to the video trailer. Teachers could contact Three Nations Energy for more information on the full length video.
This video is an excellent introduction to a more extensive study of climate change or as a case study of the impact of climate change on the Arctic. The video supports the middle and secondary level curriculum that explores climate and climate change. It would serve as an excellent prequel to student action on climate adaptation within their own community.
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