Purina - Dr. Arleigh Rynolds, Alaska
Arleigh Reynolds is a world-champion dog musher who has noticed a social decline in Alaska’s rural villages. He believes that the absence of working sled dogs in rural communities has contributed to an increase in teen substance abuse and teen suicide.
As a result, he is committed to re-introducing dog sledding into native villages and restoring a big part of native Alaskan culture.
It’s a 10-minute piece, happens in a part of Alaska where roads don’t go, and features a lot of happy dogs.
Director: Ben Nabors
Cinematographer: Todd Banhazl
Editor: Matthew C Hart
Composers: Danny and Saunder
Archive: Alaska Film Archives