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The Alaska Wilderness Adventure (1978)

PG | | Drama , Family , Adventure
A family decides to move to the most remote place they can find and live for as long as they can. This is the true story of a family living off the land in remote Alaska with no modern ... See full summary »

Director:

Fred Meader
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Cast

Credited cast:
Don Meader Don Meader
Elaine Meader Elaine Meader
Fred Meader Fred Meader
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A family decides to move to the most remote place they can find and live for as long as they can. This is the true story of a family living off the land in remote Alaska with no modern tools or 'luxuries' (except a movie camera!). This documentary is a year in their life. Written by Jeff Davis

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To live a dream, a family faces the challenge of an untamed land.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Mono

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Color
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Watching this movie is a unique experience
12 January 2014 | by robotrobinsonSee all my reviews

This film of a family, moving to Alaska in 1960, living an isolated and independent life for years, and filming themselves and nature, is amazing, simple, and beautiful.

The scenery, nature, music, narration, and editing in this film, skillfully come together in a subtle way that creates a lasting aftereffect. It's hard to describe. This is a film I wish everyone could see.

"The Alaska Wilderness Adventure" and "Year of the Caribou" are the same movie.

I picked up this documentary by mistake at a local video rental store back in the early 1990's. Over a decade later, I was able to track down and purchase a copy of the VHS tape. This is not a high resolution film, but I'm grateful that the nature, life, beauty, and music of this film have now been captured digitally for future generations on DVD.

Caribou (DVD and VHS) is better video quality compared to Alaska Wilderness (DVD and Amazon Instant Video). Reviews on video quality differences are available on Amazon.

The Caribou DVD offers a pictorial update of the Meader family since 1977, and a pictorial photo journal, both set to beautiful music.

Another documentary film that also spanned years that I wish everyone could see is People of the Forest: The Chimps of Gombe


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