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Arctic Son: Fulfilling The Dream

Arctic Son: Fulfilling The Dream

In 1992 Jean Aspen, daughter of Arctic adventures Constance and Bud Helmericks, returned to the Alaskan wilderness, land of her childhood. Along with her husband, young son, and a woman friend she set out to share an audacious dream. Alone for fourteen months, the family filmed their struggles and triumphs as they build a log home and gained a foothold in Alaska’s remote Brooks Range. This is a story of relationships and family values, of inner courage and simple joys. [116 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Program Description: In 1992 Jean Aspen, daughter of Arctic adventures Constance and Bud Helmericks, returned to the Alaskan wilderness, land of her childhood. Along with her husband, young son, and a woman friend she set out to share an audacious dream. Alone for fourteen months, the family filmed their struggles and triumphs as they build a log home and gained a foothold in Alaska’s remote Brooks Range. This is a story of relationships and family values, of inner courage and simple joys.

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