Running Time: 44 minutes
Lisa Malcolm, Jack Silberman
A pristine wilderness area the size of France
now stands on the brink of irreversible change. The
Barren's Quest explores the environmental impact of mineral development
on Canada's Northwest Territories through the moving story
of one man's determined quest to locate the fabled breeding
grounds of a near extinct bird - the Eskimo Curlew. This bird
once flew in the millions and was the second most numerous
game bird in all the Americas.
The video looks into the complex
changes facing the North, and makes a moving and compelling
case for planned conservation in one of the last unspoiled
wilderness regions of the world.