This film dramatizes the true story of Farley Mowat, when he was sent to the Canadian tundra area to collect evidence of the grievous harm the wolf population was allegedly doing to the caribou herds. In his struggle to survive in that difficult environment he studies the wolves, and realizes that the old beliefs about wolves and their supposed threat are almost totally false. Furthermore, he learns that humans represent a far greater threat to the land, and also to the wolves, a species which plays an important role in the ecosystem of the north. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
They Thought He Couldn't Do the Job. That's Why They Chose Him.
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Did You Know?
The film was made and released about twenty years after its source novel of the same name by Farley Mowat
had been first published in 1963. See more
In separate scenes there can be heard the sound of crickets chirping and peepers singing (frogs); neither of which occur in the arctic. See more
I'd heard some of the tales about the Arctic: the mad trappers, Diamond Tooth Gertie, The Ice-Worm Cocktail and all that. So, I was prepared for things to be a little weird.