Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Trailer for This Land

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In March 2007, seven Canadian and Inuit rangers and one documentary filmmaker set out to cover more than 2000 km of the harshest terrain on the planet. They confront blizzards, labyrinths of crushed sea ice and near-impassable glaciers, with temperatures hovering around -50°C, to raise a flag on the northernmost tip of Canadian soil. With a mesmerizing soundtrack by Nunavut-born singer and narrator Tanya Tagaq and spectacular footage of the Arctic landscape, Dianne Whelan's documentary captures the epic adventure with raw immediacy.

This Land screens Thursday, October 22nd at the Planet in Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival in Toronto. For details on the premiere, visit Open Book's events page.

Dianne Whelan's book about her journey, This Vanishing Land, is published by Caitlin Press.

For more information about the Planet in Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival, go to www.planetinfocus.org.