Urban Gatherers: Winter Subsistence Hunting and Fishing

Some friends and I began fly fishing for trout and bowhunting for birds in Southcentral Alaska this winter. This was the first time they have done something like this in the winter, and they decided to make a film about it.

They traveled around Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula in search of their game, and also interviewed family members and long-time bowhunter Matt Jones.

This film is about subsistence and the power of just being outdoors.

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Born in the artistic community of Homer, Lucas attended the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Lucas has been focusing on playwrighting, and he has had five readings and one production in Anchorage, two readings in Los Angeles, and one reading in New York City. Last summer, Lucas received a prestigious Rasmuson Award for his playwrighting. This is Lucas’ first film.