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The Barrens Quest

1996 44 min
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This feature 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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The Barrens Quest

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This feature 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.
  • director
    Peter Blow
  • script
    Peter Blow
  • producer
    Martin Harbury
    Peter Starr
    Daniel Zuckerbrot
    Peter Blow
  • executive producer
    Martin Harbury
    Louise Lore
    James Murray
  • 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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