The Ends of the Earth
Take an Odyssean voyage of outward adventure and inner reflection to the Alaska Peninsula, a narrow frontier between warm and cold latitudes extending 500 miles from the Alaskan mainland. Separating the Bering Sea from the Pacific, the Alaska Peninsula is a cloud-cloaked land of active volcanoes, rolling tundra and the greatest concentration of the largest bears on earth. The writings of naturalist Loren Eiseley frame this landscape where bears outnumber people and the sockeye salmon run is the most prolific in the world. At the base of the peninsula lies Katmai National Park, a wilderness larger than Yellowstone and Yosemite combined. Farther down the peninsula a giant volcanic caldera emerges on the horizon, so remote that more people climb Everest than visit Aniakchak. Alaska is warming at more than twice the rate of the rest of the planet. This visually breathtaking documentary also explores the effects of climate change on this land of wilderness and wildlife. Directed and produced by John Grabowska.