Farley Mowat has sold more books than any other Canadian writer – 10 million copies in 22 languages in 50 countries. In this short film, Mowat recalls some of his experiences that have found their way into his work.
Ages 13 to 18
Study Guide - Guide 1
English Language Arts - CanLit
Geography - Territory: Regional
History - Canada 1946-1991
Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society
This film could be used as an introduction to Mowat before reading one of his books. Write a profile/biography of Mowat that adds information about him published after this documentary was released. Identify the major themes in Mowat’s work. Contrast Mowat’s depiction of Indigenous communities with that of an Indigenous writer’s work. How does Farley Mowat’s life experience (e.g., World War II) influence his writing?