In the far north of Alaska, America’s great wild heritage lives on in the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  But oil developers are pushing to drill into the Refuge’s coastal plain, the birthing grounds of the caribou and many other Arctic species, and a sacred place to the Native Alaskan Gwich’in.

This film shows why Americans are so passionate about ensuring that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge endures, intact and unspoiled, forever.

Length: 14 minutes.  Funded by The Thoresen Foundation. Released in 2002.


Narrated by Carol Rosenberg

Written and edited by Diane LaMacchia

Cinematography and music by Doug Prose

Produced and directed by

Doug Prose and Diane LaMacchia

To obtain a free DVD of Birthplace of the Caribou please contact The Alaska Wilderness League.