From Mexico to the Arctic (Cristobal Granados)

Video Shot in: 2009

Cristobal ‘Christopher’ Granados came to Utqiaġvik from Mexico and has been working here for ten years. Christopher talks about the challenges of living in the Arctic, such as the cold weather and the isolation, and how he copes with it. He also talks about his desire to move to California for a warmer climate and to be closer to his family. Additionally, he mentions traveling to Point Lay, a small town near Utqiaġvik, and his experience living there. Pete Lourie asks Christopher about his feelings towards living in the Arctic, his hobbies, and the wide variety of people who live and work in town.