Ever wonder why mushers do what they do? How they endure the cold, and darkness for 1,000 miles along the Iditarod Trail? In 2014, Alaska Dispatch News created a musher profile series featuring some of the top Iditarod mushers in the state. Learn about their training methods, their dogs, and their unbridled determination.
Over the past fifteen years, Tara Young has produced and edited arts-related programming for a wealth of companies including Sundance Channel, The Criterion Collection, Vice Media, and Etsy. Young's interest in storytelling and documentary has led her to notable and quirky places around the world. From a woodworker in rural Missouri, to a Mexican family band in the Rio Grande Valley, to an abandoned textile mill town in Lancashire, UK. Her stories seek to get to the heart - of the story, the character, and what it means to be human.