The AO Blog

Alaskan Nets Wins “Audience Choice Award” at Santa Barbara Film Festival

“Alaskan Nets,” a world premiere documentary, was the winner of the SBIFF’s Audience Award in April 2021. Here's a nice little write up by Directed by Jeff Harasimowicz and executive produced by Chris Pratt, "Alaskan Nets" may be formulaic, but it’s a thoroughly winning formula. It is set in Metlakatla, Alaska’s last Native reserve. Here on Annette Island, life is nothing but nets: fishing, which for generations has been the livelihood of the residents, and basketball nets, which is the life blood of the reserve, its own "Friday Night Lights" as one resident remarks. Harasimowicz chronicles the 2017-2018 season in “the Met” …

Read More