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Pull of the North

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Pull of the North. A 2000 miles canoe journey. In late May 2016 a team of 4 adventurers started a 3 month, 2000 mile canoe journey from the source of the Yukon River at Lake Bennett, Canada to its mouth at Emmonak at the Bering Sea, Alaska. Along the entirety of this wilderness expedition is the home of the Athapaskan first nation people who more than 10,000 years ago, crossing the Bering land bridge from Asia settled within Western Canada, Alaska and the Yukon River region. As we made our way to them, it was our aim to ground ourselves in their story and landscape as we go. The strength that binds these native cultures together is linked to the landscape, the animals, the ancestral knowledge and the spiritual beliefs. The journey from the Yukon’s source to the Bering Sea is a journey of discovery into what being human means to the “people of the river”. Finalist – Paddling Film Festival World Tour 2020. Honourable Mention – Waterwalker Film Festival 2020. Official Selection 2020: International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő.