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Alaska is a Drag

Celebrating Women in Film | BIFF 2019Directed by Shaz Bennett
Narative Feature
U.S.A. | 88 min | 2017

This is a fish out of water story — literally. Everyone who slices fish all day daydreams – his are just glamtastic. He’s had to learn to fight to survive. And his boss who is also an amateur boxer takes note. When a new kid offers to be his sparring partner – he and his twin are forced to confront the real reason they’re stuck in fish guts.

Shaz Bennet, DirectorShaz Bennett

Shaz Bennett’s debut feature film ALASKA IS A DRAG, that she wrote & directed was highlighted as one to watch in Vogue, Filmmaker and other publications. Winning best feature film and Jury awards for Best Director at Leeds, Chattanooga, Urbanworld and the Smithsonian African American Film Festival among others. Shaz currently writes on the police procedural BOSCH on Amazon and directed her first episodic on Season three of Ava Duvernay’s QUEEN SUGAR on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Alaska is a Drag Poster | Shaz Bennet, Director

Film Information

Directors: Shaz Bennett
Country: U.S.A.
Year: 2017
Language: English
Runtime: 88 min.
Rated: R


Producers: Melanie Miller, Diane Becker, Shaz Bennett, Jean-Pierre Caner
Writer: Shaz Bennett

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