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Being Caribou

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Being Caribou

Being Caribou
Directed by Leanne Allison
Diana Wilson
Produced by Tracey Friesen
Written by Leanne Allison
Diana Wilson
Starring Leanne Allison
Karsten Heuer
Music by Dennis Burke
Editing by Janice Brown
Distributed by National Film Board of Canada
Release date(s)Template:Plainlist
Running time 72 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

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 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.


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.[1] 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.[2]

See also

  • Oil on Ice


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • at
  • Leanne Allison and Karsten Heuer's Web siteTemplate:2000s-Canada-film-stub


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