The Film

What happens to a vegetarian who moves to Alaska and marries a commercial fisherman and deer hunter?

Join her on a wry search for a sustainable, healthy and ethical meal. Women try to teach her to hunt, teens gather traditional foods, vegans give cooking lessons, she fishes for wild salmon, scrutinizes food labels with kids and finds toxic chemicals getting into wild foods. With humor and compassion, the documentary Eating Alaska shows natives and non-natives trying to balance buying industrial processed foods with growing their own and living off the land in the 21st century. Made by a former urban vegetarian now living on an island in Alaska, it is a journey into regional food traditions, our connection to where we live and what we put into our mouths.

"Eating Alaska makes us ruminate, laugh and stand in awe, all at the same time."
Gary Nabhan, Author, Where Our Food Comes From and Coming Home to Eat

"A quirky and delightful examination of food choices in America's frontier where traditional foodways sometimes--but not always--give way to supermarket junk food."
Marion Nestle, Professor, Nutrition, Food Studies, Public Health and Sociology, New York University

"'Take out or eat in?' Ellen Frankenstein brews irreverent wit and genuine concern into an irresistible stew."
Bill Nichols, Professor of Cinema, San Francisco State University

"Food is the first place we're remaking our world, and Alaska is a wonderfully funny and varied case in point. You'll see people imagining, one meal at a time, what a more durable world might look like!"
Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth and Deep Economy

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Art houses, film festivals, public libraries, food coops, wellness programs, sustainability projects environmental centers, churches, museums, high schools, and universities are all using Eating Alaska. We invite urban gardeners, foodies, wild food harvesters, vegans, conservationists, and consumers to screen the film, create local food events and sustainability fairs, and talk about the daily choices they make and how those choices connect them to where they live. Click here for your copy.

You can also stream Eating Alaska from New Day Digital!