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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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Twixt Heaven and Earth
1998, production : Donna Caruso
The swainson's hawk nests and spends its summers in the...
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The Barrens Quest
1997, production : Peter Blow
The Barrens Quest is the moving story of one man's...
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Battle for the Trees
1993, production : John Edginton
It is a complex battle being fought on many fronts--in...
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Pocket Desert - Confessions of a Snake Killer
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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