The Whale Hunt

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Whale Gun

Visual artist Jonathan Harris goes on an incredible quest to document an Alaskan tribal whale hunt. He discusses how a group of men slay a 40 ton whale with a handheld harpoon and how whale meat sustains the Inupiat Eskimos for a year. Harris details his Alaskan experience on his website, The Whale Hunt. He is a polymath who combines elements of computer science, anthropology, visual arts and storytelling. To learn more about his other fascinating work, you can visit his Number 27 web site.

Credits

Host:
Evan Kleiman

Producer:
Jennifer Ferro