FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Six Alaska Native writers were selected for the 'Molly of Denali' Scriptwriting Fellowship. Molly of Denali will feature many Alaska Native voices, and premiere in the summer of 2019 as a co-production of WGBH, Atomic Cartoons, and CBC. In a press release from WGBH Boston, "the aim is to ensure that Indigenous people and communities are positively and authentically represented" by engaging Alaska native writers through all aspects of production.
The six Alaska Native writers include two living in the Fairbanks area. Aaluk Edwardson is an artist, playwright, educator, and actor from Utqiagvik, and is currently working at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. Joe 'Waats'asdiyei Apayuk Yates is a documentary filmmaker and UAF student.
Each fellow will complete an 11-minute script to be considered for the first season of Molly of Denali.