Top Made-in-Canada Eco Films

Now that the National Film Board has opened its vaults to all of us, don’t miss these provocative home-grown environmental films.

Being Caribou

2004 | Directed by Diana Wilson and Leanne Allison | 72 min.

In an attempt to draw attention to the threat proposed oil drilling could have on the remarkable Porcupine Caribou herd, husband and wife team Karsten Heuer and Leanne Allison throw on heavy packs and skis and follow a herd as it migrates across 1500 km of Arctic Alaskan tundra. A miniature George Dubya figurine that the couple takes with them adds humour. Stunning footage of the elegant creatures in the expansive landscape more than argues against the Drill-Baby-Drill side of the debate.

Photo credit: Karsten Heuer © 2004 National Film Board of Canada