Footprints in the Delta

Footprints in the Delta

| 43 min

The Peace-Athabasca River Delta is a stunning habitat. Rivers converge in a rich, marshy wetland before draining into the Slave River. But the Delta is in trouble. Since the building of the WAC Bennett Dam in 1967, annual floodwaters--once the ecosystem's lifeblood--have become a thing of the past. The Delta is drying up, and lakes and wetlands are being replaced by brush. Species like the muskrat are disappearing. Footprints in the Delta explores the changes that have buffeted the region for several decades. Scientists, activists and Aboriginal people describe how lives have been fundamentally altered by the changes. And satellite images show the dramatic pace of degradation. Footprints in the Delta is essential viewing for anyone who cares about wetlands. It is a revealing account of the rapid change and environmental havoc humans can bring to a delicate ecosystem.

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  • participant
    Willie Couterielle
    Sonny Flett
    David Schindler
    Fred Marcel
    Jeff Green
    Terry Prowse
    Alan McLeod
    Lea Bill
    Doug Stewart
    Archie Waquan
    Archie Cyprien
    Fred "Jumbo" Fraser
  • director
    Peter Campbell
  • narrator
    Susan Cardinal
  • editor
    Marke Slipp
  • cinematographer
    Doug Cole
  • location sound
    Garrell Clark
    Clancy Livingston
    Don Paches
    Christopher Tate
  • consultant
    Terry Prowse
    David Schindler
  • scientific advisor
    Aubrey Lang
    Wayne Lynch
  • stock footage research
    Kelly Thomas
  • archival research
    Elan Ross Gibson
  • original music
    Mo Marshall
  • sound editor
    Downy Karvonen
  • sound mix
    Paul Sharpe
    Miguel Nunes
  • executive producer
    Graydon McCrea
  • producer
    Katherine Rankin
    Jerry Krepakevich