Canada's reindeer

Canada, 1979

Film
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In 1935 a herd of 2,700 reindeer completed a five-year journey from Alaska to north of the Arctic circle. They were imported and re-settled by the Canadian Government in an effort to improve the economic conditions of the Inuit. This film is the story of the trek, the raising of reindeer for saleable meat, its effects upon the people and the transformation of herding from a primitive art to one using modern technology. The film shows how an ecologically sound, make-work project that started as a gamble ended up a success, generating jobs and money for the local people.

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Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

Inuk Films

Duration

00:25:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1979

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016265

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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