Magnetic North is a documentary film project produced by Alaska Humanities Forum in partnership with Rasmuson Foundation. The series explores the personality and character of six Alaskans whose actions and ideas have shaped the history, spirit, and values of our state. Collectively, they challenge preconceived notions of the Last Frontier, promote a richer understanding of its unique identity, and speak to our shared experience of life in contemporary Alaska.
The films are written and directed by Marla Williams who has led filming projects in more than 100 communities across the state. Her work has appeared on national public television and other major networks.
In 2020, the Magnetic North series will continue with the creation of additional films. We are currently in the process of identifying and selecting new film subjects with filming slated to begin in late spring.