The NFB’s 72nd Oscar®-nominated film.
In 1909, a dapper young remittance man is sent from England to Alberta to attempt ranching. However, his affection for badminton, bird watching and liquor leaves him little time for wrangling cattle. It soon becomes clear that nothing in his refined upbringing has prepared him for the harsh conditions of the New World. This animated short is about the beauty of the prairie, the pang of being homesick and the folly of living dangerously out of context.
Canadian Film Institute Award for Best Canadian Animation 2011Albert Ohayon
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Wild Life, Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby, provided by the National Film Board of Canada
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