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Adventure; Into The Great Solitude

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Into The Great Solitude
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Real-life stories which transport viewers on journeys set in remote mountain villages, endangered waterways, and through treacherous terrain. Each saga is filled with suspense and surprise for the modern day explorers who personify the spirit of discovery that lies at the heart of every ADVENTURE. See individual episodes for further descriptions. Series release date: 1987

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This episode tells the story of Robert Perkins's seventy-two day solo canoe journey in the Canadian Arctic. Perkins not only takes on arduous physical challenges, but also lyrically describes in film and language how the journey helps him make peace with his ailing father. Perkins' best-known work, "Into the Great Solitude," has won many major awards and provides a captivating look at Perkins as a young man willing to take on the challenges of the Canadian Arctic on a long solo canoe trip. Originally aired as part of the Adventure Series.



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Chicago: “Adventure; Into The Great Solitude,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 16, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4377F3D7241D4DD69DAD90AA1ED50DC8.
MLA: “Adventure; Into The Great Solitude.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 16, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4377F3D7241D4DD69DAD90AA1ED50DC8>.
APA: Adventure; Into The Great Solitude. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4377F3D7241D4DD69DAD90AA1ED50DC8
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