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Pocket Desert - Confessions of a Snake Killer ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB524541
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  George Johnson, Svend-Erik Eriksen
Directors:  Teresa Marshall, Craig Berggold
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Documentary, Environmental Studies, Science, Social Issues
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1999
Running Time:  24:10


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Every outlaw needs an enemy, and for a young girl growing up on a ranch in the last corner of the Canadian wild west, the rattlesnake takes centre stage as the perfect demon for her childhood imagination. In the dry interior of British Columbia, the south Okanagan and Similkameen valleys form the scenic bio-region known as Canada's 'pocket desert'. As settlers' dreams of creating an agricultural Eden erase fragile desert lands that support a breathtaking array of wild species, the narrator and her snake-hunting neighbours are forced to examine their environmental attitudes. Superb wildlife cinematography and rare archival film clips combine with dramatic personal stories in this compelling documentary.


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