The movie is a charming overview of Jack London's quite extraordinary life. Deftly sidestepping the controversial issues, such as his actual cause of death and his heartbreaking relationship with daughter Joan, the movie is a superbly effective counter to the legions of right and left-wing detractors that have labeled London as a either a white supremacist or hide-bound communist. He was anything but either of those, as the movie explains with compelling evidence.
This feature is the first truly charitable view of London and his life since Irving Stone's biography, "Sailor on Horseback", casting London as the kind of man he truly was: a practical socialist, ardent supporter of free speech and universal suffrage, and a humanistic journalist of the first order.
The movie provides great insight into the little-known aspects of Mr. London's life, particularly his work as a journalist, lecturer, rancher, and as author of many other important novels besides the great classics for which he is best known.
Simple and direct in approach, it is uniquely suited for grammar and middle-school students but will connect with people of all ages.