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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 Intertidal Zone
1985, production : David Denning
This highly informative film is a basic analysis of the...
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Where the Bay Becomes the Sea
1985, production : John Brett
The richness, complexity and fragility of marine life unfold...
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From Ashes to Forest
1984, production : Tony Ianzelo
For centuries the idea of the forest fire as a destructive...
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St. Lawrence: Stairway to the Sea
1982, production : Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Jacques Gagné
In this spectacular documentary, Jacques-Yves Cousteau,...
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Cries from the Deep
1981, production : Jacques Gagné
This film records the journey undertaken by Jacques-Yves...
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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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