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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Wrangell students share their See Stories statewide

 

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

From left: Middle school students Silje Morse, Jackson Pearson and Kasey Whitaker interview Seth Bader, educational program manager for See Stories, who provided the voice of "Pirate Steve," the statue outside of Stikine Drug. The students created documentary films on various topics like tourism, fish tendering and the local economy that could be used in future curriculum provided by the See Stories program for schools statewide.

Look out, Martin Scorsese You've got some up-and-coming competition on your hands.

Stikine Middle School students spent the past two weeks recording video footage and conducting interviews as part of the See Stories project, which creates documentaries to tell the stories of Alaska.

What began 10 years ago as a way to tell Alaska's diverse stories through videos and podcasts from a youth perspective has grown into an award-winning program that has produced 150 short documentaries and podcasts by 6,450 students from throughout the state.

The program's mission is to "build inclusive communiti...



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