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An Ecology of Hope
2001, production : Fernand Dansereau
While the environment may be threatened by man, it will also...
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The Man Who Talks with Wolves
2001, production : Carlos Ferrand
In the wilderness of northern Quebec, Michel and Louise...
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Something in the Air
2001, production : Sylvie Dauphinais
Prince Edward Island--a rural paradise and a safe haven from...
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Worst Case Scenario
2001, production : Glynis Whiting
An explosion. Flames. Poisonous gas seeping into the air....
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Air - Climate
2000, production : Michel Barbeau
When it comes to weather and climate, Canada has it all!...
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Fire - Energy
2000, production : Michel Barbeau
Fire features Canada's rich energy resources--natural...
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Pocket Desert - Confessions of a Snake Killer
1999, production : Craig Berggold, Teresa Marshall
Every outlaw needs an enemy, and for a young girl growing up...
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Horses of Suffield
1998, production : Nick Bakyta
For over half a century, the Canadian Army and a herd of...
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Pocket Desert - Confessions of a Snake Killer
 

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Film  (24:10) 1999, production : Craig Berggold, Teresa Marshall
Every outlaw needs an enemy, and for a young girl growing up on a ranch in the last corner of the Canadian wild west, the rattlesnake takes centre stage as the perfect demon for her childhood imagination. In the dry interior of British Columbia, the south Okanagan and Similkameen valleys form the scenic 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 neighbors are forced to examine their environmental attitudes. Superb wildlife cinematography and rare archival film clips combine with dramatic personal stories in this compelling documentary.

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