Eyes on the Water

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Food for Thought
Little Roxie Sun, Apr 23, 2017 12:45 PM

This program of short films presents a new take on food production - methods that restore our land, water and wildlife.

Film Info
Director:Jason Hanasik and Graelyn Brashear
Year of Production:2017
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Topic:Food: What's on Your Plate?
Environmental Health
Keep it Wild
Running Time:10 min.


What happens when a food source critical to a way of life becomes too risky to eat? As oceans get warmer and more acidic due to climate change, toxic algae blooms that poison shellfish are becoming a bigger and bigger problem. It's a global issue, but it hits Southeast Alaska hard. Eyes on the Water is story of native Alaskan tribes who are pushing back against the growing threat of shellfish poisoning with a self-run testing network—saving lives while protecting a link to an ancient culture, and shedding light on an environmental problem that is maddeningly hard to fight. At the heart of it is the way we understand and navigate the effects of climate change on our lives, our diet, and our health.


DISCUSSION WITH: Jason Hanasik and Graelyn Brashear


Additional Information

Graelyn BrashearGraelyn Brashear is a multimedia journalist and master's candidate at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of  Journalism. She earned a degree in Journalism and Media Studies from Rutgers University, and has worked as a print reporter and editor of daily, online, and weekly publications. Her radio reporting has been featured on public radio stations in Alaska and California and on American Public Media's Marketplace.

Jason HanasikJason Hanasik  is a San Francisco based artist, curator, and filmmaker. His work has been featured in exhibition and print form in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg Businessweek and Routledge's Critical Military Studies. He has a MFA from California College of the Arts and a BFA from the State University of New York at Purchase. He is currently a Dean's Fellow focusing on Documentary Film and 360 Video/Immersive Media at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.