Thursday April 5, 7:30 PM FREE
All events @ KIAC unless noted otherwise
Peter Lynch, 1999, 100 min
The Herd traces the true-life tale of Andy
Bahr's reindeer drive across 2,400 km of
hostile and unmapped terrain. The 62-year-old
set out from Alaska in 1929 with a small team
of Inuit and Sami herders. And 3,000 reindeer!
They were heading for the Northwest
Territories. The Canadian government, in a
well-intentioned move to provide a livelihood
for the Mackenzie Delta Inuit, had purchased
the herd. The reindeer drive, expected to take
about 18 months, lasted 6 years. Filmed on
location from the Bering Strait in Alaska to
the Beaufort Sea in the Northwest Territories,
this stunning odyssey follows Bahr's quest to
the edge of the World. Filmmaker Peter Lynch
continues to challenge the boundaries of fact
and fi ction, fusing drama and documentary.
The Herd features performances from some of
Canada's fi nest actors, as well as painstaking
historical documentation, epic myth and
Peter Lynch will be in attendance and
host a Q&A after the screening.
Website hosted by
Yukon 48 Film Challenge
January 12-14, 2018
September 7, 7:30
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