Richard Nelson’s Alaska

NH5_richard-nelson_180x135Cultural anthropologist Richard Nelson lives in Alaska, studying wild places and the connections between people and nature. “Richard Nelson’s Alaska” introduces us to these people and places, and will leave you more curious about our Earth. Nelson motivates us to find our own ways to participate in preserving America’s wild places.


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About the Producer:
Susan Cohn Rockefeller is a documentary filmmaker whose in-depth look at critical issues in our world has garnered top awards at many film festivals across the United States and around the world. Her recent efforts include producing and directing the HBO documentary, Making the Crooked Straight, which will receive the 2011 Christopher Award, and co-producing the internationally acclaimed A Sea Change. Susan is currently on the festival circuit for Striking a Chord which brings attention to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), educates the public about challenges that many soldiers face, and shows the power of music to connect people from all walks of life. She is also in production on a film about mermaids and ocean health called Mission of Mermaids.

When she is not making films, Susan designs message inspired jewelry, sits on the boards of Oceana and the Global Leadership Council for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), as well as on the program committee for The Stone Barns for Sustainable Agriculture. Susan is married and lives with her husband and children in New York City.

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Produced in cooperation with Alaska Conservation Foundation and Jalapeno Productions

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