Produced and Directed by Erica Sterne
BROOKLYN/ALASKA is a story of hope, of twelve teenage boys - strangers from different neighborhoods, races, socio-economic backgrounds, GPA averages, sexualties, and family structures - coming together as a teammates and comrades to confront the physical and mental challenges of a wilderness adventure taking place 5,000 miles from their home. BROOKLYN/ALASKA chronicles the young mens' brief but crucial time when the pressures of life — family drama, fear of violence on and off the streets — are swept away, showing each of them the power of nature to instill harmony, confidence, hope, and possibility.
BROOKLYN/ALASKA's impact campaign will highlight the environmental injustice preventing inner-city America from accessing the natural world, showing the positive impact their exposure to the Alaskan wilderness has had on all aspects of their lives.
Director Erica Sterne was a 2017 fellow of the Film Independent Doc Lab.
BROOKLYN/ALASKA is also a fiscally sponsored project of The Redford Center. To make a donation online in support of the production of BROOKLYN/ALASKA, please click on the Donate link on this page. To make a donation by check, please make out a check payable to: Redford Center, Inc. and mail to PO Box 29144, San Francisco, CA. The Redford Center's Tax ID is 46-4549706. Be sure to be write "BROOKLYN/ALASKA" on the notes/memo line of the check.
Film Website: www.BrooklynAlaskaFilm.com