Pocket Desert - Confessions of a Snake Killer

Pocket Desert - Confessions of a Snake Killer


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This personal documentary is the story of Teresa Marshall, who grew up on a British Columbia ranch. Every child needs a demon, and Teresa took battle against rattlesnakes. In the dry interior of B.C., the south Okanagan and Similkameen valleys form the bio-region known as Canada's "pocket desert." As settlers' dreams of creating an agricultural Eden erase fragile desert lands that support a breathtaking array of wild species, the narrator and her snake-hunting neighbours are forced to examine their environmental attitudes.

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Pocket Desert - Confessions of a Snake Killer, Teresa Marshall & Craig Berggold, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Teresa Marshall
    Craig Berggold
  • producer
    George Johnson
  • executive producer
    Svend-Erik Eriksen
  • script
    Teresa Marshall
    Craig Berggold
    Margo Harper
  • cinematography
    Craig Berggold
    Glen Winter
  • sound
    Velcrow Ripper
    Dieter Piltz
  • editing
    Heather Frise
    Ileana Pietrobruno
  • sound mix
    Sharpe Sound Studios Inc.
  • narrator
    Teresa Marshall
  • music engineer
    Cy Garber
  • music
    Ellen McIlwaine
  • participation
    Carleton MacNaughton
    Michael Sarell

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