14 Miles: Dispatches from an Island in Alaska
14 Miles is a portrait of a time and place. The setting is Sitka, an island in the panhandle of Southeast Alaska. It is a town of less than 9000 people surrounded by mountains and ocean.
14 Miles is an experiment in short form storytelling. Departing from the long form documentary, our goal is to create new stories every month. Serious, wry, curious: we’re digging and uncovering what just might get passed by, even in an island town with only 14 miles of road from one end to the other.
Each piece will be between two and five minutes in length. The stories we want to share are local, but universal too. If 14 Miles resonates, these chapters with serious and wry moments, will come together to create a sense of place and how it connects, and at times doesn't, to the world "off the rock".
To keep up with us, do check back on this page and stay tuned for our upcoming Youtube Channel!
We want feedback on the stories we make.
Have an idea for a short? Want to help make a 14 Miles story?
Prompted to go document similar stories in the place where you live?
Simply want to share some thoughts you had after watching our stories?
Reach out to us! We are excited to hear from you.