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Posts tagged with ‘documentary’ (59)

Web series profiles raise awareness of Arctic research

Posted by Siobhan McClelland in Nature on Friday, March 28, 2014

The Environment Canada Weather Station near Resolute Bay, Nunavut, with an Inukshuk in the foreground. (Photo: Katriina O'Kane/Canadian Polar Commission)

The Arctic may seem far away to most Canadians, but a new interactive web documentary brings the importance of Arctic research closer to home.

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Review: Canadian filmmaker Edward Burtynsky's Watermark

Posted by Siobhan McClelland in Product reviews on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Canadians often take for granted the easy access we have to water, readily available with just the turn of a tap. But there are many uses — and abuses — of water across the world, which are brought to light in the documentary Watermark.

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"Vanishing Point" documentary introduces audience to diverse northern cultures

Posted by Lillianne Cadieux-Shaw in Community on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Stephen A. Smith and Julia Szucs tell the story of two Inuit communities in Nunavut and Greenland in the documentary Vanishing Point.

The film crew had been waiting weeks for the birds. A storm was breaking over their heads as they crouched high in the rocky tundra. The family they were filming expressed their impatience. Their kids had to be back for school. The birds were out at sea, gone for the winter. But the film crew of Vanishing Point, a 2012 Canadian documentary, waited, long after they should have left.

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Learning the land

Posted by Frank Wolf in The RCGS on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Todd and I were in Nain, Labrador last week getting ready to head out into the wilds of Nunatsiavut and Nunavik. I’d conducted a bunch of interviews already to get a perspective of the landcsape from the Labrador Inuit and others who've lived on the land and the coast here for generations.

On the two-day ferry ride up, I interviewed Captain Robert Gillard of the MV Northern Ranger, a Canadian ice-breaking ferry, who's plied the coastal waters of Newfoundland for 54 years. Since he began his ...

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Extreme painting

Posted by Samia Madwar on Thursday, February 2, 2012

Picture sitting in a swaying boat, just metres away from the edge of an iceberg that's threatening to tip over and force a giant wave in your general direction. The iceberg is beautiful, the wind is chilled and eerie sounds emanate seemingly from the ice itself. On a shore nearby, a polar bear watches. Fortunately, the animal isn't close to your camp on the shore — yet. But, like the falling ice chunks, it poses a danger that keeps you on edge.
Despite the dangers, you have to focus, because now, ...

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