Last August, POV aired Andrew Walton‘s Arctic Son, set in the remote village of Old Crow in the Canadian Yukon. In the film, we watch as a father and his son are reunited after almost 25 years apart. Stan Jr. turns to art to express his emotions and to share his view of the world around him. (Check out a video clip of Stan Jr. as he talks to Walton about his work, and the relationship between art and commerce.)

Many viewers commented on Stan’s art after the film aired, so we thought it would be fun to show some of his recent work.

Art by Stan, Jr.

Stan, Jr.’s recent drawings. All images © Stanley Grafton Njootli, Jr.


More images of Stan’s art will be available on the retail DVD of Arctic Son, which will be available through Docurama this summer. A preview DVD is available for sale here.

Today, Stan Jr. lives full-time in Old Crow and works as a computer support tech at the Vuntut Gwitchin Government Building. He continues to draw and paint with the hope of bringing his artwork to a larger audience. In March, he will be teaching a two-week art course in Old Crow through Alice Frost Community College. For those interested in contacting Stan Jr. about his artwork, he can be reached at njootli79[at]

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Catherine Jhee was formerly a producer with POV Interactive.