Erik Jaråker is a Pathfinder Prize finalist, videographer, and drone pilot for “In Tété’s Footsteps: A Cultural Expedition in Greenland.”
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About the Finalist
Videographer Erik Jaråker is a prospective expeditioner for the Pathfinder Prize finalist team, “In Tété’s Footsteps: A Cultural Expedition in Greenland.”
Born and raised in Sweden, Jaråker is always on the move, skateboarding on his hometown pavement, snow surfing in the Scandinavian mountains or falling through the autumn sky from an airplane.
With a background in education and many years teaching history, religion and geography, he left the classroom for the education technology industry and worked for Microsoft, Advania and others. In parallel, he started his production company, but his new career was abruptly stopped in January 2017 by a surfboard splitting his cheekbone on the island of Lombok, Indonesia.
After surgery and months of physical and psychological healing, Jaråker got back on the cinematic saddle behind his camera. If anything, the knowledge of how fragile life can be has made him even more focused.