The Great Alone

The Great Alone

DVD - 2016
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"The Great Alone" is an award-winning documentary packed with adventure and thrills that follows the inspiring comeback story of four-time Iditarod Champion Lance Mackey and his indestructible love and passion for dog sledding, his family and the infamous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The first ever in history to win four consecutive Iditarod races, Lance Mackey faces ongoing battles with his health, his past and his dogs as he tackles the Iditarod for the 12th time. With an endless amount of strength and determinition, Lance continues to make his family, himself and the state of Alaska proud.
Publisher: [United States] : FilmRise, [2016]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Credits: Music by Craig Minowa, Cloud Cult ; director of photography, Ross Reige ; editor, Debbie McMurtrey.
Language Note: Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
UPC: 889290609885
Call Number: DVD 798.830979 GREAT


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It's very hard not to like Lance Mackey, a regular dude whose teeth are crumbling and whose father just happens to be a legendary dog-sled racer. You don't have to be a fan of the Iditarod to like this film. The genius of the documentary is the way it is constructed. It employs the most effective editing of time-past to time-present back to time-past sequences I can think of.

jilllib Oct 18, 2016

I enjoyed this inspirational documentary about one of the Iditarod winners. Seriously profane and well done.

May 10, 2016

Quite a remarkable story of determination, willpower, and facing the impossible. The cinematography is spectacular.


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