Local filmmaker highlights Latino culture in Alaska | State of Art

A person in a Day of the Dead mask walks on snow and ice.
Still from “Sabor Ártico: Latinos en Alaska,” a short film by Indra Arriaga Delgado. (Courtesy of Indra Arriaga Delgado)

Indra Arriaga Delgado’s short film “Sabor Ártico: Latinos en Alaska” is a love letter to the state and the Latino residents who live here. Her team did over 40 interviews speaking with residents from a diverse mix of Latin American countries discussing topics like food, family and traditions. The film shows how immigrants have not only adapted to a lifestyle in the North, but how they have continued traditions and influence the community. The film is part of Latino Public Broadcasting’s “VOCES Shorts” series and will be available to stream on March 4.

Arriaga Delgado joins us to talk about making the film, evolving Latino culture and adapting to Alaska.

Indra Arriaga Delgado website
VOCES series

Ammon Swenson is Alaska Public Media’s Audio Media Content Producer. He was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from UAA in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and integrated media. He’s previously worked for KRUA radio, the Anchorage Press, and The Northern Light.

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