This Land

In March 2007, seven Canadian and Inuit rangers and documentary filmmaker Dianne Whelan set out to cover more than 2000 km of the harshest terrain on the planet. They confront blizzards, labyrinths of crushed sea ice and near-impassable glaciers, with temperatures hovering around -50°C, to raise a flag on the northernmost tip of Canadian soil. With a mesmerizing soundtrack by Nunavut-born singer and narrator Tanya Tagaq and spectacular footage of the Arctic landscape, Dianne Whelan’s documentary captures the epic adventure with raw immediacy.

THIS LAND, an NFB production, won best LEO for Best SHORT DOC and best OVERALL SOUND.

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