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Joe Bifelt holding his lead dog, Happy, before the start of the 2015 Open North American sled dog race, from ATTLA
Where Are They Now?

December 11, 2019

Still Mushing: An Update from Joe, George Attla’s Grandnephew

Craig Phillips in Behind the Films

We are pleased that we could get Joe Bifelt, the grandnephew of legendary dogsled racer George Attla, to send us an update on his life since the film about George's…...

An elderly George Attla rides a snowmobile
Interviews

December 09, 2019

Telling the Incredible True Story of a Dogsledding Legend

Craig Phillips in Interviews

Filmmaker Catharine Axley seeks stories of empowerment through subjects that defy expectations, and the lesser-known but remarkable story of George Attla certainly qualifies. Axley's film ATTLA, which won Best Feature Documentary at…...

Two dogs from Blair Braverman's crew waitin the snow
Lifestyle

December 05, 2019

Mush! One Day in the Life of a Dogsledder

Independent Lens in Beyond the Films

By Blair Braverman Writer and dogsled racer Blair Braverman, who spent two summers working as a dogsled guide on a glacier in Alaska, also wrote the acclaimed book Welcome to…...

Decade of Fire, kids skating in the Bronx 1970s
Announcements

October 02, 2019

Independent Lens Brings New Stories into Your Neighborhood for Fall Season

Independent Lens in Announcements

This season, from fall to spring, Independent Lens presents a new group of award-winning films that will thrust viewers into the heart of conversations across America. We'd like to introduce you to…...