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The National Parks Project

Season 1

On the eve of Parks Canada's centennial, over 52 of the country's finest film and audio artists embark on a historic expedition to capture the majesty of the landscape in music and film.

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1. Gwaii Hannas

Vancouver filmmaker Scott Smith joins singer/songwriters Sarah Harmer, Bry Webb and Jim Guthrie on a mission to make a short film and soundtrack that captures the essence of Gwaii Haanas National Park in British Columba. The downtown artists explore the challenges of creative collaboration in the wilderness, with amazing wildlife and the rich culture of the Haida people as inspiration.

Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 22 minutes Release date: 30 April 2011
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2. Sirmilk

On the frozen waters of Eclipse Sound north of Baffin Island in Nunavut, four artists battle the elements and collaborate on a short film about Sirmilik National Park. Inuit filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk hopes to film the Arctic wildlife. While he tracks the park's elusive seals and polar bears, throat singer Tanya Tagaq rediscovers her connection to the nearby town of Pond Inlet.

Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 22 minutes Release date: 30 April 2011
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3. Waterton Lakes

Director Peter Lynch makes a film about Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, the home of his wife's family. But with record rains falling on Waterton Lakes, his mission could be in jeopardy. Meanwhile, hip hop artist Cadence Weapon, kalimba player Laura Barrett and pop songwriter Mark Hamilton try to unite their disparate styles to write the soundtrack for Peter's film.

Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 22 minutes Release date: 30 April 2011
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4. Gros Morne

In Gros Morne National Park, director Sturla Gunnarsson has a plan: to film three different city musicians, playing separately at dawn. Former Hole bassist Melissa Auf der Maur is up for the task. As they visit the park's geological wonders together, tensions rise, and their final performance at the majestic cliffs of Green Gardens is put in jeopardy.

Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 22 minutes Release date: 30 April 2011
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5. Nahanni

Known as the "Dangerous River," the Northwest Territories' South Nahanni River is one of the world's legendary waterways. It's an unlikely place for Toronto rapper Shad and Montreal psych-rockers the Besnard Lakes to collaborate on a soundtrack for a documentary by director Kevin McMahon.

Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 22 minutes Release date: 30 April 2011
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6. Kluane

Kluane National Park & Reserve in the Yukon protects an extreme natural environment. Guitarist Ian D'Sa, bassist Mishka Stein and multi-instrumentalist Graham Van Pelt are joining Montreal director Louise Archambault on a trip to make music and a film at the foot of Canada's highest peak, Mount Logan. But a harrowing flight over the Kluane Icefields stands in their way.

Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 22 minutes Release date: 30 April 2011
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7. Wapusk

Oscar nominee Hubert Davis travels to northern Manitoba with rockers Sam Roberts, Matt Mays and Kathleen Edwards, to make a short film and soundtrack about Wapusk National Park, a noted polar bear sanctuary.

Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 22 minutes Release date: 30 April 2011
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8. Mingan Archipelago

Tempers flare when veteran Quebec filmmaker Catherine Martin agrees to travel to Mingan Archipelago National Park with three young indie musicians, to collaborate on a short nature film.

Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 22 minutes Release date: 30 April 2011
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9. Bruce Peninsula

Upstart Toronto filmmaker, Daniel Cockburn tries to make a horror film about Bruce Peninsula National Park; musicians John Samson, Christine Fellows and Sandro Perri explore sunken shipwrecks and unknown musical territory.

Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 22 minutes Release date: 30 April 2011
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10. Prince Edward Island

Halifax filmmaker John Walker gives three indie musicians their first taste of acting, as he pursues his vision for a short film about Prince Edward Island National Park.

Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 22 minutes Release date: 30 April 2011
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11. Kouchibouguac

In Kouchibouguac National Park, filmmaker Jamie Travis and three musicians from the city work together for the first time, trying to create a short film and score inspired by the landscape.

Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 22 minutes Release date: 30 April 2011
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12. Prince Albert

Three city musicians and filmmaker Stéphane Lafleur discover an unknown side of Saskatchewan and visit the cabin of naturalist Grey Owl, as they work on a short film and soundtrack about Prince Albert National Park.

Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 22 minutes Release date: 30 April 2011
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13. Cape Breton Highlands

Director Keith Behrman returns to filmmaking after a long hiatus, joining three songwriters on a quest to find inspiration in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 22 minutes Release date: 30 April 2011
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Product details

Director Louise Archambault, Keith Behrman, Daniel Cockburn, Hubert Davis, Sturla Gunnarsson, Zacharias Kunuk, Stéphane Lafleur, Peter Lynch, Catherine Martin, Kevin McMahon, Scott Smith, Jamie Travis, John Walker
Season year 2011
Network Syndicado
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Format Prime Video (streaming online video)
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