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'Waats'asdiyei Joe Yates is the owner of Alaskan Films, LLC. He is a Haida from Craig, Alaska. The latest film, ‘Waats’asdiyei, ' Produced, Directed, and Written, ‘Indigenous Resistance: Now and Then,’ has been accepted in over 20 film festivals, winning six awards and one nomination.
‘Waats’asdiyei is a two-time Emmy-nominated Writer for the PBS Kids’ show Molly of Denali.  He is also an Associate Field Producer and Story Work Producer for National Geographic, Life Below Zero: First Alaskans.
’Waats’asdiyei is passionate about his culture, and his primary tool to keep his culture alive is through film. He understands the importance of keeping cultures alive as he helps other Indigenous tribes.



We believe in the power of authentic storytelling. Our focus on showcasing diverse perspectives and cultural authenticity sets us apart from other video production companies.


We approach every project with a fresh perspective and a creative eye. Our team is constantly pushing the boundaries of visual storytelling to bring new and exciting ideas to the table.


At Alaskan Films, we believe in delivering the highest quality work to our clients. We ensure that every film and photograph we produce meets our strict standards of excellence.


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