The Last Frontier

2 films in this block • 55 minutes

The Films


  • Year 2019
  • Country Canada
  • Runtime 15 min
  • Director Cameron Sylvester and Bryan Smith

In sport, success is often defined by measuring yourself against the competition. With little change to the landscape of Alaska since her first trip 10 years ago, big mountain skier Michelle Parker returns to Haines to test her skillset in the mountains. As she revisits some of the steepest, most unforgiving lines of her career, we discover that her metric for success isn’t measured by competition, Alaskan spines or blower pow, but found within.

Small Footprints: Crafting an Eco-Lodge in Wild Alaska

  • Year 2020
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 40 min
  • Director James Daggett

Staff Pick, Filmmaker in Attendance

In 2008, a sustainable development project began in the middle of the Kenai Fjords of Alaska, 3 hours by boat from the nearest port of civlization. Told from the points of view of crew members, project coordinators and the Native Alaskan corporation that owns the land itself, the film is both a celebration of and a blueprint for sustainable construction, as well as an exciting battle against time and the elements deep within wild Alaska.