The Last Dogs of Winter
- New Zealand
- 97 min
- Directed by: Costa Botes
- Cast: Brian Ladoon, Caleb Ross
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Brian Ladoon is the kind of wilderness man who seems tailor-made for a Werner Herzog film. In 1976, Ladoon began a lifelong mission to protect and preserve the beautiful Canadian Eskimo dog qimmiq which is the rarest registered breed of dog in the world. The dogs once numbered in their thousands but had been reduced to hundreds by the late 1970s. The Last Dogs of Winter tells Ladoon's story and that of Caleb Ross, a young New Zealand actor who travelled to Churchill, Manitoba in search of adventure and stayed three years. An inspirational documentary with awe-inspiring footage of the landscapes, the dogs and the polar bears who share their territory. This film will screen with beautiful animated short Amaqqut Nunaat (The Country of Wolves, 11min), winner of the prestigious Best Short Drama and Best Emerging Artist awards at the ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival 2011. Part of Glasgow Film Festival 2012: The Edge of the World.
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