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A devoted father with a 9-to-5 job, David May seems ordinary, yet underneath the surface, he has an unusual fascination--beavers. May journeys from Alberta to Scotland and Italy. Along the way, a lively cast of characters helps shed light on all things beaver. May learns about the beaver's sex life, the art of beaver-calling and the irony of "humane" trapping. He discovers the animal's healing properties and its sacredness in Aboriginal culture. He even visits Rome and delves into a heated debate over beavers and religion.

When May's many escapades don't bring answers, a medicine man guides him on a vision quest to connect with the elusive beaver. An offbeat look at Canada's most famous rodent, this lively film also captures one man's search for meaning in life.

This film contains scenes of nudity and/or sexuality. Viewer discretion is advised.

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  • director
    Rosie Dransfeld
  • narrator
    David May
  • documentary script
    Andrew Gardner
  • editor
    Justin Pasula
  • director of photography
    Daron Donahue
  • location sound
    Carey Opper
    Igal Petel
    Jamie Kidd
  • original music
    Michael Becker
  • sound editor
    John Blerot
  • sound mix
    Kelly Cole
    Iain Pattison
    Bill Mellow
  • consultant
    David May
    Neil R. Jotham
  • researcher
    David May
    Neil R. Jotham
  • producer
    Bonnie Thompson
    Jerry Krepakevich
  • executive producer
    Graydon McCrea