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Being Caribou

This screening took place on
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 11:15am
Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Longhouse

As part of Adäka Cultural Festival 2017. Admission is free. Environmentalist Leanne Allison and wildlife biologist Karsten Heuer follow the Porcupine Caribou Herd on foot, across 1,500 kilometres from Yukon into Alaska at their calving grounds. Composed of footage shot by Leanne during the epic trip, it seamlessly weaves stunning close-ups of the caribou migration with the intimate video diaries of the two people following this endangered herd. Winner of most popular Canadian film at Vancouver International Film Festival 2005. “Being Caribou records an amazing odyssey of a remarkable couple. It is a record of sheer courage, stamina, and stubbornness – to find and follow on foot North America’s counterpart to Africa’s wildebeest migration.” - David Suzuki Awards: Best Nature, Science and Environmental Documentary, 2006 Canadian Gemini Awards Best Environmental Film, 2005 Telluride Mountain Film Festival Best Nature Film, 2005 Portland International Nature and Environmental Film Festival Best Environment and Conservation Film, 2005 Japan International Wildlife Film Festival
  • Directed by Leanne Allison and Diana Wilson
  • 2005, Alberta
  • 72 minutes

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