Festival Year: 2017

Gina Abatemarco

Roles: Director, Producer

Gina Abatemarco’s debut feature film Kivalina made its world premiere at the Berlinale Culinary Cinema in 2016. Capturing the plight of an Eskimo tribe trapped on a disappearing island in the Alaskan Arctic, the film has played around the world at festivals including Sheffield Doc Fest, Full Frame, and Woodstock. In 2016, Kivalina was broadcast on the Emmy Award winning show America Reframed in collaboration with American Documentary. Dedicated to producing cinematic and character driven work inspired by food, culture, and the human experience, Gina is active in the culinary and sustainable food movement. She has worked for farmers and artisans at The Union Square Greenmarket and cooked at “The Rome Sustainable Food Project” created by Alice Waters. In 2016 Gina was invited to India by Slow Food International to document the gathering of over 300 global food leaders at The Indigenous Terra Madre Conference. Gina’s film work has been supported by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Tribeca Film Institute, The IFP Film Labs, and Vision Maker Media. Gina holds a BA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Film & Television Program.

Festival Year: 2017



(US, 2016, 64min)