Clinging to the banks of the Yukon River is a town on the brink of civilisation: Tanana, Alaska. A village that is home to just 250 residents, whose isolated existence is carved from the frozen tundra, Tanana is part of an unknown America where men hunt and trap to survive, subsisting like modern day cavemen.
This year the largest wild fire in America is coming for Tanana and it will change life for the Yukon people forever, and put the future of its residents in jeopardy. With state resources spread thin, the villagers must band together to battle the blaze or risk losing everything, and adapt their subsistence lifestyles to a new even harsher reality.
At the end of the day, each man will be pushed to the limit. Pushed to decide: How far will they go to live free? To be a Yukon Man?
About Life in Tanana
Just 100 kilometres from the Arctic Circle lies a town on the edge of civilization: Tanana, Alaska. This frozen village of 200 people is part of an unknown America where men hunt and trap to survive, subsisting like modern day cavemen.
Hypothermia and starvation are a constant menace, and at these extreme temperatures, animals stay deep in their burrows or take shelter in the far hills. It’s an epic struggle to find the meat and fur vital to the town's survival. As prey gets scarce, predators get desperate for food, and can set their sights on the hunters themselves, or worse, unsuspecting villagers.
Each changing season brings new struggles, new threats and new dangers, and to keep their way of life alive, a small band of men risk their lives to put food on the table.
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