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Luke Padgett

Luke Padgett is a writer and filmmaker from Tennessee whose work has appeared on the BBC, CBS, and smartphones everywhere. He co-directed Hallowed Isles, a film about the remote Chatham Islands of New Zealand. Padgett was a 2007 Thomas J. Watson Fellow and is working on a new film in East Africa.


On the Great Bear Sea

Spring 2016 | Essays

1. Here’s the basic idea: You must go out and be in it. Science demands this, and some souls respond. The captain, Eric Keen, always wants to know: What is out there? Why bother? There will always be a dark futility that presses in on the practi [...]