Spanning his fifty-year dogsled racing career, ATTLA explores the life and persona of George Attla - from his childhood as a tuberculosis survivor in the Alaskan interior, to his rise as a ten-time world champion and mythical state hero, to a village elder resolutely training his grandnephew to race his team one last time. (USA • 2019)

  • Catharine Axley
  • 60 minutes
  • Preceded by the short documentary
    Jalil and Khalil
    by Roholla Akbari • Iran • 2019 • 29 mins.
    Jalil and Khalil are farmers living in one of the villages of the fallen Iran. Despite their poor financial situation and many obstacles, they have become members of the national running team.

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