Borealis| 1hr : 03mins
Director: Frank Wolf | Producer: Frank Wolf
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: Canada
From Portage and Main in downtown Winnipeg to the family cottage near Parry Sound in Ontario, film-maker Frank Wolf and his inexperienced friend Taku Hokoyama tackle raging rapids and grueling portages on a 3,100 kilometer canoe trip through Canada's remote boreal forest in an effort to shed light on the issues now facing this vast wilderness. This is not a typical nature documentary, however. Our amiable guides cope with bears, black flies and flat tires in order to educate and entertain us over the course of their 75-day adventure. The landscape is stunning and the guides couldn't be more entertaining.