Parents' Guide to

Alaskan Nets

By Sabrina McFarland, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Teens persevere through cultural customs in winning docu.

Movie NR 2022 117 minutes
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Audiences will deeply appreciate this first-rate film's definitive take on a community's longstanding traditions as a form of survival. In Alaskan Nets, fishing and basketball have been the way of life for generations among the Metlakatla. "I love to play basketball," says junior guard Desmond "DJ" King. "It's just in my blood." For cousin Danny Marsden, a senior forward, the fishing industry is just as important. "Everybody in my family has been fishing forever," Mardsen declares. "It's been the only thing shown to me. I had to go out and prove that I could provide for my family." And for viewing families, Alaskan Nets gets a perfect score for inevitable discussions about its remarkable story.

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