DOCUMENTARY SHORT | USA | 34 MINUTES | English
The Bering Strait School District in Western Alaska is the only place in the United States where biathlon and cross country skiing have both been school activities for almost 40 years. In the late 1970’s, a time when village schools did not have television, telephones or gymnasiums, the Bering Strait School District hired John Miles, an educator from the East Coast, to head up a district-wide ski program. While other sports like basketball, wrestling and volleyball serve important roles in village life today, cross country skiing was the only school sport then and continues to be a fitting activity for places with snow on the ground eight months of the year, and for a people whose survival traditionally depended on close acquaintance with the land.
CAST & CREDITS
Directed by Kyle Aramburo
A multi-nominated Emmy Award-winning director, Kyle has a long history of filmmaking in Alaska with an emphasis on cultural documentaries and emotive commercial work. His early years of production found him in every corner of the state filming countless activities in the tourism industry. Possessing unmatched visual storytelling ability he has continued to push Hybrid Color to new heights creatively and technologically.
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