Big North

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Big North (Paolo Cognetti. Sogni di Grande Nord)

Big North (Paolo Cognetti. Sogni di Grande Nord)

original title:

Paolo Cognetti. Sogni di Grande Nord

directed by:


Paolo Cognetti

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festivals & awards:

  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2021: Destination: Journey
  • Trento Film Festival 2021: Competition
  • Victoria Film Festival 2021: in Competition
  • Millennium Docs Against Gravity 2021: in Competition
  • fARAD Documentary Film Festival 2021: Official Selection
  • Cervino CineMountain Festival 2021: Prize Montagne d'Italia
  • Ladek Mountain Festival 2021: Best Film About Man And Nature
  • Tertio Millennio Film Fest 2021: selezione ufficiale

Big North is a Feature Documentary, a journey of an Italian multi awarded writer, Paolo Cognetti, in the footsteps of the writers who mostly influenced and inspired him as a storyteller (Jack London, Hemingway, Henry David Thoreau, Carver, Alice Munro). The Documentary explores the relationship between mankind and wilderness, in a long trip that will take Paolo through British Columbia, Yukon, Alaska, meeting people who are currently living in the woods and exploring the origin and the controversies of their choice. This lifetime adventure will end on the Stampede trail in Alaska, all the way until bus 142, where Chris McCandless ( Into the wild ) reached the nal stage of his lifetime spiritual search and journey.