The Last Dogs of Winter
Since 1976, Churchill dog handler Brian Ladoon has been trying to save from extinction the rarest registered breed in the world, the Canadian Eskimo Dog. Brian is a dog person, not a people person, and his methods – which include chaining his animals outside in sub-zero temperatures, where polar bears roam – have won him both admiration and controversy. This beautifully shot documentary by New Zealand filmmaker Costa Botes captures one man’s tenacious efforts to preserve an animal and a disappearing way of life.
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