GenreDocumentary Music directorDennis Burke WriterDiana Wilson LanguageEnglish
Diana Wilson Release dateJune 2, 2005 (2005-06-02) DirectorsLeanne Allison, Diana Wilson CastLeanne Allison (Herself), Karsten Heuer (Himself), James Itzi, Peter Josie, Randall Tetlichi Similar moviesThe White Planet (2006), Arctic Tale (2007), Finding Farley, Leanne Allison directed Being Caribou and Bear 71, Cry of the Wild (1973)
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Being Caribou is a 2005 documentary film that chronicles the travels of husband and wife Karsten Heuer and Leanne Allison following the migration of the Porcupine caribou Herd, in order to explore the Arctic Refuge drilling controversy. The journey lasted 5 months, starting from the community of Old Crow, Yukon on April 8, 2003 and ending September 8. The film is produced by the National Film Board of Canada.
Being caribou five months on foot with an arctic herd
Allison, an environmentalist, and Heuer, a wildlife biologist, follow a herd of 120,000 caribou on foot, across 1,500 kilometres (900 Miles) of Arctic tundra, in order to raise awareness of threats to the caribou's survival. At stake is the herd's delicate habitat, which is threatened by proposed petroleum and natural gas development in the herd's calving grounds in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Winner of approximately 20 awards and honours, including a Gemini Award and most popular Canadian film at the Vancouver International Film Festival.