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Alone in the Wilderness (2004)

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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Sam Keith (book), Dick Proenneke (journals)
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Credited cast:
Dick Proenneke Dick Proenneke ... Self
Bob Swerer Jr. Bob Swerer Jr. ... Narrator (voice)
Wendy Ishii Wendy Ishii ... Narrator (voice)
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Pamela Guest ... On-air Co-host with Nicholas Guest
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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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A backpacker's Dream come true...
26 August 2006 | by faxgeniusSee all my reviews

I have never seen in all my life someone who "walked the walk" that this man did. From the most simple basic of life's needs to the more complex ones. He takes us through the days and months in such a way that no matter what year it is currently, no matter what background you are from, You are right there with him every step of the way. It is a true testament to what living in harmony with nature is all about. I highly recommend this film to anyone who can truly appreciate living life to its fullest. Whether you are a weekend warrior or an outdoor enthusiast you will be able to appreciate the painstaking way He chronicles his daily life. It will make you reevaluate some of the things that we all take for granted in our daily lives. If we all looked at life the way he did, we would definitely be able to find the beauty in this world around us.


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8 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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