True life story of George Attla - famous Alaskan dog sled driver. The film shows the life of Attla as a young Athabaskan trapper living in the bush in Alaska and then in a TB sanitarium in ... See full summary »

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Pius Savage ...
George Attla
George Clutesi ...
George's Father
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Obie
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Moses
Rose Attla Ambrose ...
Mother
William Ambrose ...
Young George
Rudy Wiehl ...
Young Steven
Eileen Newman ...
Young Marie
Louis Ambrose ...
Young Robert
Phyllis Attla ...
Marie
Curtis Erhart ...
Robert
Ace Rollins ...
Man in truck
Charlie Peters ...
Sammy Sam, the fiddler
Lee Salisbury ...
Doctor
Melinda Matsen ...
Nurse
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True life story of George Attla - famous Alaskan dog sled driver. The film shows the life of Attla as a young Athabaskan trapper living in the bush in Alaska and then in a TB sanitarium in town. He comes home with a fused knee too much cross cultural conflict, and goes on to find his way as a dog sled driver. Written by John Malcolm

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14 December 1979 (USA)  »

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a moving true story
10 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

SPIRIT OF THE WIND tells a moving story from the heart and soul of Alaska at an especially changing time in the great northern state's history. As big as the wild country is the spirit of its Native people; the dream of a young Athabascan man from the bush to become a world champion sprint dog racer is ever so captivating because of the real life drama, which includes overcoming physical, mental and emotional struggles. The stunningly beautiful footage and soundtrack, including the music, are carefully weaved. The true storyline is both serious and humorous, but mostly inspiring. SPIRIT OF THE WIND is authentic and timeless- it's a film you can't help but enjoy . . . and remember!


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