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Alaska: Spirit of the Wild (1998)

A look at the Alaskan wilderness throughout the year, from the harsh winters to the rejuvenating spring, and the animals (including its human residents) who learn to adapt to the extremes ... See full summary »

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George Casey

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Mose Richards
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A look at the Alaskan wilderness throughout the year, from the harsh winters to the rejuvenating spring, and the animals (including its human residents) who learn to adapt to the extremes of Alaskan weather. Written by Mike Myers <mmyers@ucsd.edu>

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1 June 2000 (Australia) See more »

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Alaska - Die raue Eiswelt See more »

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$100,000,000
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1.44 : 1
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Beautiful short reinforcing the need to conserve our natural wonders
30 March 2001 | by movieman-187See all my reviews

In the present political climate, where some hope to drill for oil in the Alaskan wilderness, this funny and gorgeous documentary on the natural creatures of the region should force them to reconsider. Narrated by Charlton Heston, it shows the viewer just how explosive and pure this vast empty land is. It is virtually untouched by human hands, and has been for centuries. The movie is highlighted by stunning helicopter shots and plenty of Discovery Channel-like images of animal interactions. The scenes with the bears and the whales are priceless. This documentary (which was nominated for best short in 97) is a testament to all the reasons why natural parks should be kept free from human hands so that their beauty can be experienced by the next generation.


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