Being Caribou

Being Caribou

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In this feature-length documentary, husband and wife team Karsten Heuer (wildlife biologist) and Leanne Allison (environmentalist) follow a herd of 120,000 caribou on foot across 1500 km of Arctic tundra. In following the herd's migration, the couple hopes to raise awareness of the threats to the caribou's survival. Along the way they brave Arctic weather, icy rivers, hordes of mosquitoes and a very hungry grizzly bear. Dramatic footage and video diaries combine to provide an intimate perspective of an epic expedition.

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  • director
    Leanne Allison
    Diana Wilson
  • writer
    Leanne Allison
    Diana Wilson
  • producer
    Tracey Friesen
  • editor
    Janice Brown
  • cinematographer
    Leanne Allison
  • composer
    Dennis Burke
  • sound supervisor
    Gael MacLean
  • location sound
    Leanne Allison
    Karsten Heuer
  • animation
    Shelley McIntosh
  • re-recording mixer
    Gashtaseb Ariana
  • participant
    Stanley Njootli
    James Itzi
    Peter Josie
    Randall Tetlichi
    Walt Audie
  • executive producer
    Rina Fraticelli