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Churchill is an experimental visual poem dedicated to the the town and polar bears of Churchill, Manitoba. While this film presents beautiful scenes of Churchill and its wildlife, the design of the piece remains unsettling, ambiguous and unresolved, mirroring the feelings of the filmmaker towards the subject and his work in natural-history film making. Natural-history films continue to be popular with mass audiences but the complex nature of the natural world and human-nature interactions remains difficult to capture within standard and marketable forms. Bold narratives may not always serve the long-term interests of the natural world, northern communities or discussions of climate change and other pressing issues. This piece was created as an experimental film attempting to expand the boundaries of nature films and incorporate the mystery that film-makers often encounter in the field.

Production Company:
Storm Films Inc
Running Time:
7 mins
Categories Nominated:
Short Award


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