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An Ecology of Hope
2001, production : Fernand Dansereau
Pierre Dansereau, a leading Canadian environmentalist and...
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An Ecology of Hope
2001, production : Fernand Dansereau
Environmental action can take many forms - public and...
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The Man Who Talks with Wolves
2001, production : Carlos Ferrand
People have had a long and complex relationship with...
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René Dumont: Global Ecologist
2001, production : Richard D. Lavoie
French agronomist René Dumont was an important early...
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René Dumont: Global Ecologist
2001, production : Richard D. Lavoie
The French agronomist René Dumont helped put...
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Something in the Air
2001, production : Sylvie Dauphinais
Pesticides help increase food production, particularly in a...
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Something in the Air
2001, production : Sylvie Dauphinais
Many PEI farms that once grew a range of crops are now...
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Worst Case Scenario
2001, production : Glynis Whiting
Shell Canada wants to drill for sour gas near Rocky Mountain...
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The Man Who Talks with Wolves
Excerpt  (2:57) 2001, production : Carlos Ferrand
The film
People have had a long and complex relationship with animals. We hunt them, raise them as livestock, and keep them as pets . We use them for food, transport and recreation. Michel Pageau, a former hunter and trapper who now runs a shelter for injured wildlife , discusses his interaction with the leader of a wolf pack.

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In the wilderness of northern Quebec, Michel and Louise Pageau devote their lives to caring for injured wild animals and returning them to their natural habitat. Some animals simply cannot make it in the wild any more, so the Pageaus opened a shelter - the Pageau Refuge - for animals that cannot be released.

Michel Pageau has been interested in animals since childhood. A former trapper and hunter, he has a gift for making contact with wild creatures. Pageau feels a particular connection with wolves - and for several years he has maintained a friendship with a number of them, based on mutual trust. Their level of communication is astonishing. When Michel calls, the wolves respond. At one point, Michel is distressed because their rapport seems to have broken down. Ché-Cché, the head of the pack, will not let him approach. Can Michel rebuild their relationship?

With stunning images and poetic narration, The Man Who Talks with Wolves takes us into a mysterious world where the line between human and beast becomes blurred. Some subtitles.