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The Barrens Quest - DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB556335
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Martin Harbury, Peter Starr, Daniel Zuckerbrot, Peter Blow, Louise Lore, James Murray
Directors:  Peter Blow
Producing Agencies:  Bar Harbour Films Inc. (Toronto), Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Toronto), National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Documentary, Environmental Studies, Science, Social Issues
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1996
Running Time:  44:07
Closed Captions:  Yes

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The Barrens Quest is the moving story of one man's search to locate the fabled breeding grounds of a near extinct bird--the Eskimo Curlew. The camera follows naturalist Joachim Obst as he treks through the breathtaking landscape of a pristine wilderness that has been marked for large-scale mineral exploration and development. The Eskimo Curlew symbolizes the fate awaiting all creatures of Canada's northern tundra. In capturing the stark, austere beauty of this land, where earth meets sky in an uninterrupted horizon, and clear waters mirror the solemn passage of caribou, The Barrens Quest makes a compelling case for planned conservation in one of the last unspoiled wilderness regions left in the world.

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