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Great Bear Rainforest (2001)

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A one-hour documentary about the breathtaking beauty of British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest, and its imminent destruction by the logging industry. The two-million hectare Great Bear ... See full summary »

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A one-hour documentary about the breathtaking beauty of British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest, and its imminent destruction by the logging industry. The two-million hectare Great Bear Wilderness is the largest intact area of ancient temperate rain forest remaining in the world. A small but dedicated group of people, working through a handful of grass-roots organizations, are lined up against forces determined to destroy the integrity of this unique biological wellspring. Only 0.2 percent of all the land on Earth ever supported temperate rain forest. Half of that is already gone. A quarter of what is left is in British Columbia. Of the province's original 353 rainforest watersheds, only 69 are intact. What remains are under direct threat by commercial interests. Logging companies, armed with permits from the government responsible for British Columbia, intend to reap this natural resource by using totally-destructive, clear-cut logging techniques over the next 5-10 years. The ... Written by Geoffrey B. Holland <cognizant@cognizantmedia.com>

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James Cromwell examines the imminent threat to one of the planet's most important biological treasures.

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Environmental versus Big Business
16 February 2006 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is a good one for young family members and brings about more awareness for our youth of their future unless they act upon doing something to make a difference. There are not many movies of this type for young people to get back to nature. Unfortunately, many of our youth (and their parents) tend to leave issues like the Spirit Bear to someone else ... if there is someone else.

This young 15 year old strove forth to protect the habitat of the spirit bear from a big business logging company. Enlisting Graham Green to act in the supporting and guiding role gave this movie the boost and credibility it needed. Ed Begley Jr.'s portrayal of the logging "man" was a good choice since he does play a despicable character rather well. Hence, the casting was done well and appropriately.

One thing that I would like to have seen more in this movie was the bear, but I can understand why there was little photography done of the bear due to the nature of protecting it from invading cameras and tromping masses. Would I buy this movie? Not for myself. It is a good one for renting, and would recommend it to families with youngsters (and the parents point out the website shown at the end of the movie and participate with their kids with a looksee at the site


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