Arctic Son | 2006
In the tiny village of Old Crow, 80 miles north of the Arctic Circle, a father and his son are reunited after almost 20 years apart. They share a name and a bloodline, but the worlds they know and the lifestyles they lead are as different as their respective hometown climates. Stanley Sr. is a hunter, a rugged man of the land steeped in native traditions. Seattle-raised Stanley Jr. immerses himself in hip hop music, video games, and drunken debauched nights. Embedded within this moving father-son story is a larger exploration of the complex relationship between tradition and modernity; old and young; nature and pop culture; addiction and independence; and the bigger quest we all embark on at one point or another--the need to know who we are and where we belong.