Today we share the last in our new series of videos that add to the web-based collection of stories we call “Glimpses of Who We Are.” This video reunites two friends from Barrow - one a film maker and the other a writer - in an evocative work that explores a geography that, for some, feels extremely foreign. Yet the nostalgia for people and places past is something acutely familiar, especially this time of year.

Today we share the last in our new series of videos that add to the web-based collection of stories we call “Glimpses of Who We Are.” This video reunites two friends from Barrow – one a film maker and the other a writer – in an evocative work that explores a geography that, for some, feels extremely foreign. Yet the nostalgia for people and places past is something acutely familiar, especially this time of year.

Andrew MacLean said he wanted to make a film about Cathy Rexford’s work, which features the people and places he feels connected to. “And I responded to this particular poem, Luis Gonzalez Palma never took a picture here, because of the way it connects image and memory, past and present, character and place,” he said.

“It’s a cinematic poem. The images she evokes are real and vital and immediate, as are the images in the home movie footage that I used (which came from Cathy).”

Cathy received an Individual Artist Award Fellowship from Rasmuson Foundation in 2009 to support her writing work.

This series of video Glimpses has been nearly two years in the making, and could not have been possible without the support of the artists and nonprofits featured within. Thanks to Ellen Frankenstein, Patrick Race, Andrew MacLean, Brian Smith, South Peninsula Haven House, John Luther Adams, Cathy Rexford, The Glory Hole, and Sitka Trail Works. Special thanks to Bob Curtis Johnson for making it all happen.

The entire series can be found in the Glimpses of Who We Are playlist on YouTube. Please share these stories and spread their message. And let us know what you think.