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Being Caribou

Leanne Allison & Diana Wilson
2004 | 1 h 12 min
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.

Awards and distinctions

  • Award - Category: Environment
    Kendal Mountain Film Festival, Kendal
    2005
  • Award for Best Environment and Conservation film
    Japan Wildlife Film Festival, Tokyo
    2005
  • Leo Award for Best Overall sound in a Documentary Program or Series
    Leo Award, Vancouver
    2005
  • Leo Award for Best Documentary program or Series - Category: Nature/Environment/Adventure/Science/Tehcnology
    Leo Award, Vancouver
    2005
  • Award for Best Environmental Film
    Mountain Film Festival, Telluride
    2005
  • Award - Category: Earth
    International Festival of Mountain Film and Adventure, Bratislava
    2005
  • Merit Award for Dedication to a nature Cause
    International Wildlife Film Festival, Missoula
    2005
  • Award for Best Canadian Mountain Film
    Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, Vancouver
    2005
  • Festival Grand Prize - Dan Culver Award
    Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, Vancouver
    2005
  • Jury's Award
    Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival, Flagstaff
    2005
  • Audience Favourite Award
    Independent Film and Video Festival, Victoria
    2005
  • People's Choice Award for Best Film
    Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival, Nevada City
    2005
  • Award for Best Nature Film
    International Nature and Environmental (PINE) Film Festival, Portland
    2004
  • Honorable Mention
    EarthVision Film & Video Festival, Santa Cruz
    2004
  • Federal Express Award for Most Popular Canadian Film - ex-aequo with WHAT REMAINS OF US
    International Film Festival, Vancouver
    2004
  • AGF People's Choice Award
    Calgary IInternational Film Festival, Calgary
    2004
  • Screening Award
    International Wildlife Film Festival, Missoula
    2004
  • Gemini Award for Best Science, Technology, Nature, Environment or Adventure Documentary Program
    Gemini Awards, Toronto