The Great Alone

  • Year 2015
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 84 min
  • Director Greg Kohs


The Great Alone is a feature length documentary film shot in the arctic wilderness of Alaska that captures the inspiring comeback story of champion sled dog racer, Lance Mackey. From his sunniest days as a boy by his famous father’s side to dark years of substance abuse and cancer’s attempt to unseat him, The Great Alone pulls viewers along every mile of Lance’s emotional journey to become one of the greatest sled dog racers of all time. Director Greg Kohs, a Michigan native, captures the rugged spirit of Alaska and its people in this Banff Mountain Film Festival Grand Prize winning film.

“When I set out to tell Lance’s story I thought it might help me better understand my own journey in life and specifically my relationship with my family. Because for me, The Great Alone is about much more than the sport of sled dog racing or the epic beauty found in Alaska – it’s about family.” – Director Greg Kohs