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Finding Farley [electronic resource] /
National Film Board of Canada.
Montreal : National Film Board of Canada, 2009.
1 streaming video file (63 min.) : digital, stereo, sd., col.
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Montreal : National Film Board of Canada, 2009.
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
credits note
Writer/director/narration writer, Leanne Allison ; narration writer, Karsten Heuer ; producer, Tracey Friesen ; editor, Janice Brown ; director of photography, Leanne Allison ; location sound recordist, Karsten Heuer ; composer/sound design, Dennis Burke ; narrator, Leanne Allison, Karsten Heuer ; associate producer, Catrina Longmuir ; additional cinematography, Karsten Heuer, Alexander Taylor, John Walker ; additional location sound recordist, Leanne Allison, Eva Madden, Christopher Miller, Alex Salter ; maps/animation, Michael Mann ; graphic artist, Elisa Chee ; clearances, Found Images Research ; transcription, Pamela Pellegrini ; sound effects editor, Raphael Choi ; post production services, Technicolor Creative Services ; production coordinator, Teri Snelgrove ; technical coordinator, Wes Machnikowski ; production supervisor, Kathryn Lynch ; marketing manager, Kay Leung ; program administrator, Bruce Hagerman ; executive producer, Tracey Friesen.
general note
Pacific & Yukon Centre.
When Karsten Heuer and Leanne Allison (Being Caribou), along with their two-year old son Zev and indomitable dog Willow, set out to retrace the literary footsteps of Farley Mowat they meant it literally. Their 5000KM trip –trekking, sailing, portaging and paddling from the Prairies to the Maritimes – is captured in the documentary Finding Farley. They paddle east from Calgary, towards the prairies (the geography of Born Naked and Owls in the Family) and then traverse the same paths that Farley took more than 60 years earlier, which became the foundation for Never Cry Wolf, and People of the Deer. The travelers also get an earful about the long-standing controversy that attends Farley’s work. When the family reaches their final destination, Mowat's Nova Scotian summer home, it is, as Karsten says, “An affirmation of what the land and animals had already told us…Stories aren’t so much written or created as they are released, expressing what’s been there all along.”
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target audience
CHV rating: G.
Régie du cinéma du Québec rating: G.
technical details
Mode of access: World Wide Web.

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