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Documentary Serum Run-6

FILE -- This Feb. 1984, file photo shows Edgar Paul Nollner, who died Jan. 18, 1999, in Galena, Alaska. Nollner, 94, was the last surviving musher of the famed 1925 Nenana, Alaska to Nome, Alaska diptheria serum run that later inspired the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. In January 1925, sled dog relay teams delivered the serum after a deadly outbreak of diphtheria in the old gold rush town of Nome on the state's wind-pummeled western coast. The 5 ½-day run is detailed in "Icebound," a documentary by New York filmmaker Daniel Anker. The 95-minute film, narrated by actor Patrick Stewart, is opening the Anchorage International Film Festival on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Mike Mathers, File)

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