THE REFUGE by Patagonia

THE REFUGE - Directed by Alex Jablonski for Patagonia

I just worked on this impactful documentary that is likely to bring tears to your eyes. As the sound editor and re-recording mixer I watched it numerous times, and choked up during multiple listening passes. For hundreds of generations, the Gwich’in people of Alaska and northern Canada have depended on the caribou that migrate through the Arctic Refuge. With their traditional culture now threatened by oil extraction and climate change, two Gwich’in women are continuing a decades-long fight to protect their land and future. 

Patagonia and the Alaska Wilderness League are standing in solidarity with the Gwich’in people to protect the Arctic Refuge from drilling. Please take a moment to sign the Care2 petition asking Congress to designate the coastal plain of the refuge as Wilderness: care2.com/arctic