Canadian Eskimo Dogs, or Qimmiq, were once indispensible to human life in the arctic. Today, the breed faces extinction. Since 1976, Brian Ladoon has stuck to a promise to maintain a viable breeding colony, battling chronic underfunding, wandering polar bears, officialdom and a harsh natural environment to keep his word. All the creatures in this realm: bears, dogs, and men, are on the edge, hanging on to their final toehold in a world growing increasingly inhospitable to their needs.

This is the story discovered by a young New Zealand actor, Caleb Ross, after he went to Canada looking for love, but instead found a unique adventure and a cause.

Technical Info: 
Colour, HD Cam, 16:9, Surround Sound
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Production Company: 
Lone Pine Film Productions
Toronto International Film Festival 2011; IDFA 2011; Sydney Film Festival 2012; Hola AUNZ Film Festival (Mexico)
Sales Agent: 
NZ Film

Key Roles


Key Crew

Costa Botes
Original Score
Tom McLeod
Sound Post
Phil Burton