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The Great Buffalo Saga - DVD ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB523710
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Mark Zannis, Barrie Howells
Directors:  Michael McKennirey, Boyce Richardson
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal), Parcs Canada (Ottawa), Parks Canada. Audio Visual Division (Ottawa)
Subject:  Documentary, Environmental Studies, Geography, Science
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1985
Running Time:  55:45


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By the late 1800s the free-ranging buffalo that for thousands of years had dominated the western plains of North America were all but extinct, losers to the settlers in the competition for space. This film, intercut with interviews, eye-witness accounts, archival photos and live action, is the story of the buffalo's revival. Combining adventure and intrigue, The Great Buffalo Saga documents our fascination with and manipulation of this ancient and legendary animal that has withstood ice ages, roundups, disease and near annihilation.


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