Arctic Currents, a year and life of an Arctic Bowhead to premiere at AFN

The animated film, Arctic Currents: A Year in the Life of the Bowhead Whale, tells the story of the annual migration of the bowhead whale in the Bering, Beaufort, and Chukchi Seas. The story takes its basic narrative and title from the 2013 calendar edited by Steve Okkonen, A Year in the Life of Bowhead Whales.

The producers of the film aim to improve public understanding of the marine ecosystem, with emphasis on the whales and the zooplankton. Specific topics covered include whale taxonomy, physiology, diet, behaviors, and overall movement through subarctic and arctic waters, as well as the current tagging and aerial observation programs and work with Inupiat whalers. Find more information at

  • When: Thursday, October 23rd at 12pm
  • Where: Dena’ina Center on the main plenary floor

Watch the trailer below for more information.