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Picture of Light (1994)

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A documentary of an expedition to Churchill, Manitoba to film the Northern Lights.

Director:

Peter Mettler

Writer:

Peter Mettler (writing)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gavin Connor Gavin Connor ... Himself - Rifleman
Brian Ladoon Brian Ladoon ... Himself - Dog trainer
Don Lind Don Lind ... Himself - Representative from space (as Dr. Don Lind)
Peter Mettler ... Himself - Cinematography and Direction / Narrator
Kees Verspeek Kees Verspeek ... Himself - Priest
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A documentary of an expedition to Churchill, Manitoba to film the Northern Lights.

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Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Canada | Switzerland

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1994 (Switzerland) See more »

Also Known As:

Obraz swiatla See more »

Filming Locations:

Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

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1.33 : 1
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Peter Mettler - Cinematography and Direction: The Inuit say that the lights are the deceased coming out to greet the living.
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Fascinating documentary
1 May 2000 | by grmagneSee all my reviews

Definitely a must-see if you're interested in the Aurora Borealis phenomenon and enjoy unique documentaries. This film contains an interesting blend of quirky comedy, extraordinary cinematography and, of course, fascinating images of the northern lights. Peter Mettler and his crew examine northern culture and film the lights in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada while braving -30 degree temperatures!


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