Dan Sokolowski creates films in blissful obscurity in Dawson City, Yukon, where he also produces the Dawson City International Short Film Festival.
About “Ghosts of The Joe Henry”
Digital, 16mm, 8mm, live action and animation interactive website, 26 min, September 2015.
Featuring music by Peter Cox, The Han Singers and George McConkey.
The Dempster (Joe Henry) Highway is the only road in Canada that crosses the Arctic Circle. It is the meeting of a man made entity and some of the most isolated landscapes on the planet.
Locally, it is often referred to as “The Joe Henry Highway” in honour of Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Elder Joe Henry, who was instrumental in the construction of the highway that passes through their traditional lands.
Ghosts of the Joe Henry is an assemblage of sensations of the land, the people, flora and fauna that inhabit the lands that the highway traverses.
Commissioned for the 30th anniversary of the Yukon Film Society.