Being Caribou

Being Caribou

In this feature-length documentary, husband and wife team Karsten Heuer (wildlife biologist) and Leanne Allison (environmentalist) follow a herd of 120,000 caribou on foot across 1500 km of Arctic tundra. In following the herd's migration, the couple hopes to raise awareness of the threats to the caribou's survival. Along the way they brave Arctic weather, icy rivers, hordes of mosquitoes and a very hungry grizzly bear. Dramatic footage and video diaries combine to provide an intimate perspective of an epic expedition.

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Credits
  • director
    Leanne Allison
    Diana Wilson
  • writer
    Leanne Allison
    Diana Wilson
  • producer
    Tracey Friesen
  • editor
    Janice Brown
  • cinematographer
    Leanne Allison
  • composer
    Dennis Burke
  • sound supervisor
    Gael MacLean
  • additional cinematography
    Karsten Heuer
  • location sound
    Leanne Allison
    Karsten Heuer
  • maps
    Shelley McIntosh
  • animation
    Shelley McIntosh
  • post-production services
    Rainmaker Digital Pictures
  • transcriber
    Pamela Pellegrini
  • traditional music
    Randall Tetlichi
  • vocals
    Beverly Dobrinsky
    Carmen Rosen
    Bessie Wapp
  • re-recording mixer
    Gashtaseb Ariana
  • audio post facility
    Leo Sound
  • consulting producer
    Trish Dolman
  • development
    Trish Dolman
  • participant
    Stanley Njootli
    James Itzi
    Peter Josie
    Randall Tetlichi
    Walt Audie
  • production clerk
    Christine Sears
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
  • marketing manager
    Jo Anne Walton
  • program administrator
    Bruce Hagerman
  • executive producer
    Rina Fraticelli