Cradle of the Storm
PRODUCED AND WRITTEN BY BETH HARRINGTON
A two-hour history of one of the most unknown, yet fascinating places on earth — the Aleutian Islands. Spanning the seas between Alaska and Siberia, this is the world’s longest archipelago, with a volatile physical makeup and an equally volatile social, cultural and military history. Raw physical beauty, dense fog, hurricane winds and volcanic eruptions are the backdrop for political upheaval and war, as well as environmental and cultural attack. This film ultimately demonstrates that, in midst of this turmoil, nature and the native Aleut people persevere. Produced in association with Natural History New Zealand and OPB for PBS.
Excerpt from Aleutians: Cradle of the Storm