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A documentary of an expedition to Churchill, Manitoba to film the Northern Lights. | Add synopsis »
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Gavin Connor ... Himself - Rifleman
Brian Ladoon ... Himself - Dog trainer
Don Lind ... Himself - Representative from space (as Dr. Don Lind)

Peter Mettler ... Himself - Cinematography and Direction / Narrator
Kees Verspeek ... Himself - Priest

Directed by
Peter Mettler 
Produced by
Alexandra Rockingham Gill .... producer (as Alexandra Gill)
Peter Mettler .... producer
Ingrid Veninger .... producer
Andreas Züst .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jim O'Rourke 
Cinematography by
Peter Mettler 
Film Editing by
Peter Mettler 
Mike Munn 
Sound Department
Peter Bräker .... sound
Alexandra Rockingham Gill .... sound (as Alexandra Gill)
Leon Johnson .... sound recordist
Gaston Kyriazi .... sound
Peter Mettler .... sound
Robb Wright .... sound editor
Editorial Department
Nuala Roche .... assistant assembly editor (uncredited)

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83 min
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Don Lind - Representative from Space:If you can imagine, a rather spectacular display of lights in the sky, you may have seen the aurora, but try to imagine that from orbit. What the aurora is actually, if you can imagine my hand as the earth, and unfortunately I'm holding my mike button with my other hand so I can't gesture very well...See more »


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A beautiful, uncanny picture, 30 July 2001
Author: drrap from United States

This film is a strange, crystalline artifact, part cinema verité and part unabashed paean to the heavens. The earlier part of the film is almost a comedy of errors, as the film crew films itself on the train to Churchill, Manitoba, and ends up stuck in one of the town's few hotels during a blizzard. For fun, the hotel's owners shoots a hole in the wall with a high-power rifle, and they watch the snowflakes blow through the hole. But once the weather clears and the crew actually gets out to film their announced subject, the northern lights have never shimmered so brightly, in an ethereal silence never to be seen on a National Geographic special.

I saw this film at a conference in North Bay, Ontario -- and got the sense that it isn't seen much in the U.S. Too bad! It would be an excellent candidate for a widescreeen DVD release.

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