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Alone in the Wilderness (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  8 October 2004 (USA)
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Documentary tells the story of Dick Proenneke who, in the late 1960s, built his own cabin in the wilderness at the base of the Aleutian Peninsula, in what is now Lake Clark National Park. ... See full summary »

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Documentary tells the story of Dick Proenneke who, in the late 1960s, built his own cabin in the wilderness at the base of the Aleutian Peninsula, in what is now Lake Clark National Park. Using color footage he shot himself, Proenneke traces how he came to this remote area, selected a homestead site and built his log cabin completely by himself. The documentary covers his first year in-country, showing his day-to-day activities and the passing of the seasons as he sought to scratch out a living alone in the wilderness. Written by Anonymous

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Dick Proenneke: I suppose, too, I was here to test myself. Not that I had never done it before, but this time, it was to be a more thorough and lasting examination. What was I capable of that I didn't know yet? Could I truly enjoy my own company for an entire year?
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22 May 2006 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

This is the best example of the beneficial use of film/TV I have seen in many, many years. If you're a thoughtful person who also has wondered if you could live in harmony with Nature, then you'll LOVE this film and want to share it with everyone you know.

If you're neither, don't waste your time.

Alone in the Wilderness airs regularly on public TV stations around the country so you can check it out there if you're diligent. Also, many public libraries will have it but it will always be checked out in most locations.

If you have an interest in this topic (solitary, independent living), you MUST see this film.


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