The Barrens Quest

This short documentary examines the destruction of the tundra barrens of northern Canada for mineral mining, including that of Canadian diamonds. Many species have been threatened by this development, including the caribou and the Eskimo Curlew, a bird that flew the sky in thousands which is now nearly extinct. This film makes a compelling case for planned conservation in one of the last unspoiled wilderness regions left in the world.

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  • faroishome

    “HOW DARE YOU PUT YOUR MONETARY NEEDS , AGAINST THE SURVIVAL OF SPECIES , THAT HAVE SHARED THIS LAND !!! OH , IT IS SO SAD , THAT , YOU , WOULD PUT YOURSELF AHEAD OF MOTHER NATURE .. WHAT ARE YOU DOING ???? DIAMONDS , ARE SOMETHING MANKIND HAS SAID TRICKED ALL INTO BELIEVING THAT THEY ARE WORTH SOMETHING !! ??? PEICES OF CARBON !!!! SHINY , YES NICE , GIVE US THE LIVING SPECIES !!!! ” — faroishome, 11 Aug 2010

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Film Credits

director
Peter Blow
script
Peter Blow
producer
Martin Harbury
Peter Starr
Daniel Zuckerbrot
Peter Blow
photography
Len Gilday
Nigel Markham
sound
John Martin
editing
Alfonso Peccia
sound editing
Gary Vaughan
sound mix
George Novotny
narrator
Cedric Smith
music
Jim McGrath
Loretto Reid

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