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A Plea for Refuge

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Origin: United States
Duration: 30 mins
Director: Daniel Holmes


Two adventurous friends, Jeff Shapiro and Cody Tuttle, have a desire to experience one of the last, raw and truly preserved wilderness areas on the North American continent. Through their attempt to hike and fly paragliders across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the eastern Brooks Range of Alaska (north of the Arctic Circle), they gain a necessary and visceral connection with the importance of fiercely protecting its’ nature. During their adventure, their perspectives on friendship, risk and the importance of the word wilderness evolve, making for memories of a lifetime; lifetimes which prove to not only to be finite but worth sharing to maintain this special landscape for generations to come.



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Daniel Holmes

Daniel is most known for his contributions to KAVU FILMS over the last 4 years as their director, dp and editor. He has been a part of three film festival projects during that time. With a background in the camera department for over 15 years, he has an eye for capturing the true essence of a moment and translating that emotion into a story. His love for adventures and making the most of every day is what inspires the work he creates. Daniel currently lives in Seattle with his wife and daughter.


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