Shining Mountains - Land of Riches

This documentary from the Shining Mountains series explores the discovery of the Rockies by retracing the footsteps of its earliest European visitors. At first nothing more than an obstacle to fur trading, the Rockies became, with the arrival of the first CPR train, an all-too accessible Shangri-La, a playground for Easterners armed with easels, cameras and climbing gear. Here, the filmmaker joins modern-day adventurers and historians to relive these early explorations. It's a journey by dog team, locomotive, canoe and climbing party to the roof of the Canadian Rockies. From there, one can almost see forever, and that's the problem. The future is cause for concern.

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Film Credits

director
Guy Clarkson
producer
Guy Clarkson
Bonnie Thompson
camera
Guy Clarkson
René J. Collins
Glen Crawford
Bob Landis
Patrick Morrow
Douglas Munro
Art Raham
Roger Vernon
A.J. Vesak
editor
Paul Mortimer
music
Bruce Leitl
writer
Guy Clarkson
P.J. Reece
sound recordist
Margot McMaster
Larry MacDonald
Mike Myrden
Igal Petel
animation
Richard Hertle
graphics
Louise Overy
Pierre Landry
Gaspard Gaudreau
research
Bonnie Hamilton
Robert Sandford
Holly Quan
Jon Whelan
consultant
Douglas Chadwick
Wayne Choquette
Mike Demuth
Ted Hart
Kim Heinemeyer
Harvey Locke
Brian Luckman
Marty Magne
Dan McCarthy
Brian Patton
Stephen Pyne
Brian Reeves
Robert Sandford
David Schindler
Douglas Smith
Henry, Jr. Vaux
supervising sound editor
Patrick Butler
André Gagnon
sound editor
Bennett Suba
Cory Gray
foley
Bennett Suba
Cory Gray
re-recording mixer
Patrick Butler
Cory Gray
Luc Léger

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