KUCB's Lost Villages Project Reaches National Audience With PBS Release

Mar 4, 2020

Kashega Village on Unalaska Island was deserted after residents were forcibly relocated during WWII.
Credit UAA Archives

On Feb. 29, KUCB's Lost Villages documentary became available for nationwide distribution on The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

The film is a culmination of over a decade of work, both by KUCB reporters and outside historians and institutions.

KUCB's General Manager Lauren Adams said the station has never reached an audience this large.

"It's going to millions of households in the United States," said Adams. "Just the volume of viewers who now have access to this program, it's much much more expansive than anything we've done before."

"Tanadgusim Adan Chiilulix: Revisiting the Lost Villages of the Aleutian Islands" is the story of Unangax̂ survivors of World War II and the communities they were forced to abandon.

The film airs tonight, at 7 p.m., on Channel 8. It will air again on Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m.

The availability on the PBS network would not have been possible without the help of the Ounalashka Corporation, which donated the money required to distribute the film.