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Rivers to the Sea
1989, production : John Brett
The rivers of Atlantic Canada are unique because their...
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Return of the Swift Fox
1988, production : Jy Chiperzak
The rich complexity of the short grasslands prairie is...
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Trouble in the Forest
1988, production : Gary Toole
All across eastern North America, trees are dying and soils...
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Edge of Ice
1986, production : William Hansen
An impressive documentary film on the nature of Arctic...
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Life on Ice
1986, production : William Hansen
Sea-ice is the major habitat of some of the most spectacular...
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Elk Island
1985, production : James Jeffrey
This is the story of a man-made island sanctuary for...
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For Future Generations
1985, production : Boyce Richardson
This film deals with the historic roots of the...
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The Great Buffalo Saga
1985, production : Michael McKennirey
By the late 1800s the free-ranging buffalo that for...
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The Great Buffalo Saga
 

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Film  (55:45) 1985, production : Michael McKennirey
By the late 1800s the free-ranging buffalo that for thousands of years had dominated the western plains of North America were all but extinct, losers to the settlers in the competition for space. This film, intercut with interviews, eye-witness accounts, archival photos and live action, is the story of the buffalo's revival. Combining adventure and intrigue, The Great Buffalo Saga documents our fascination with and manipulation of this ancient and legendary animal that has withstood ice ages, roundups, disease and near annihilation.

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