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Beaverman ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB526280
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Bonnie Thompson, Jerry Krepakevich, Graydon McCrea
Directors:  Rosie Dransfeld
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Documentary, Health and Medicine, Indigenous Peoples, Nature, Religious Studies, Safety, Science
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2002
Running Time:  51m 20s
Closed Captions:  Yes

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A devoted father with a 9-to-5 job, David May seems ordinary, yet underneath the surface, he has an unusual fascination--beavers. May journeys from Alberta to Scotland and Italy. Along the way, a lively cast of characters helps shed light on all things beaver. May learns about the beaver's sex life, the art of beaver-calling and the irony of 'humane' trapping. He discovers the animal's healing properties and its sacredness in Aboriginal culture. He even visits Rome and delves into a heated debate over beavers and religion.

When May's many escapades don't bring answers, a medicine man guides him on a vision quest to connect with the elusive beaver. An offbeat look at Canada's most famous rodent, this lively film also captures one man's search for meaning in life. Warning: contains some nudity.

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