The Last Dogs Of Winter
Man's best friend is living on the edge.
Eight miles from the town of Churchill, a tiny and isolated community on the shores of Hudson Bay, two endangered species have found a tenuous but workable co-existence. In a situation unique on the planet, giant polar bears, the largest carnivores on earth, share their ancestral earth with half wild Canadian Eskimo Dogs.
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.
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.
"Intimate, gorgeously rendered docu intelligently surveys one man's quixotic mission, the numerous obstacles he faces and the uneasy co-existence of man, animal and nature in a small town. A wilderness lover's delight." Variety