Alone in the Wilderness

  • 9.1 10
  • 2004
  • Nonemin
Alone in the Wilderness
  • English

Dick Proenneke retired at age 50 in 1967 and decided to build 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.

Dick Proenneke
Dick Proenneke Director, Writer
Sam Keith
Sam Keith Writer
Bob Swerer Jr.
Bob Swerer Jr. Narrator
Wendy Ishii
Wendy Ishii Narrator
Pamela Guest
Pamela Guest On-air Co-host