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Inuit Sled Dogs – What Really Happened?

When I made The Last Dogs of Winter back in 2012, I had to make a difficult judgement call about whether or not to repeat the assertion that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police slaughtered Inuit dogs in a deliberate genocidal … Continue reading

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Do polar bears make friends with dogs?

No. The polar bears and chained dogs famously seen interacting and playing at Mile 5 near Churchill are not ‘friends’. Read this handy article. It’s light on detail but gets the essential facts right. http://weird.answers.com/animals/is-a-polar-bear-really-friends-with-an-eskimo-dog

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Last Dogs of Winter in Winnipeg

Thanks to Winnipeg Cinematheque, a film about Canada’s rare and endangered Inuit sled dogs has finally screened in a Canadian cinema, two years after it debuted at Toronto Film Festival. Here’s a link to a review in the Winnipeg Free … Continue reading

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Last Dogs in Oklahoma

Coming up, screening in Oklahoma University. http://cas.ou.edu/last-dogs-of-winter-screening Last Dogs of Winter Screening Mon, September 9, 2013 7:00 PM One man, 150 Canadian Eskimo dogs and lots of polar bears fill the screen in the gripping documentary by Costa Botes, an … Continue reading

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Belatedly, Bradford

So Werner Herzog is a genre now? But no arguments from me re the review below. I’m proud to acknowledge Herzog as an influence and inspiration. I will never make films as great as his, but not many people can, … Continue reading

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Last Dogs at Last

It’s coming up to two years now since The Last Dogs of Winter had its world premiere screening at Toronto Film Festival. Responses from audiences have been consistently gratifying. Responses from distributors and broadcasters have been consistently less so. The … Continue reading

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Last Chance to See Last Dogs in Wellington

The NZ Film Archive are hosting a short repeat season of Last Dogs of Winter here in Wellington.  Good venue with modest ticket prices and good coffee! Last Dogs Of Winter Shows Preservation Struggle | Stuff.co.nz.

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