The new documentary, “We Breathe Again” premieres on PBS on Sept. 26. It puts faces to the troubling issue of suicide in Alaska. A 2012 study by Alaska State Epidemiology found suicide rates among Alaska Native men ages 15 to 24 are more than three times higher than their non-Native counterparts. The filmmakers go beyond the statistics and expose the underlying causes and the daily human struggle to rise above the heartbreaking momentum.
Evon Peter (Gwich’in and Koyukon) – vice chancellor for Rural, Community and native Education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
Marsh Chamberlain – director, cinematographer and co-editor for “We Breathe Again”
Keggulluk Polk (Yup’ik and Mohawk) – a film participant and healer
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