Polar bear alert

United States, 1982

Film
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Churchill, Manitoba is a small Canadian town known as the ‘polar bear capital of the world’. In autumn dozens of bears pass through on their annual migration. Meet the great white bears, the scientists who study them and the town that copes with their visits. Narrated by Jason Robards.

Credits

co-producer

James Deckard

James Lipscomb

production company

National Geographic Society

Duration

00:57:16:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1982

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33412

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Animal behavior

Animals & Wildlife → Animal migration

Animals & Wildlife → Animals - Habitations

Animals & Wildlife → Polar bear

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Cities and towns - Canada

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Manitoba

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Ecology - Canada

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Places → Cities and towns - Canada

Places → Manitoba

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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