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WARNING: THIS FILM CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT THAT MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME VIEWERS.

"A Life on the Line" is an exploratory film; it follows a weekend on a trapline with my father in May, 2014. He explains, how trappers have a deep connection to the wild and how just being in the woods is often the greatest reward for those who continue in this traditional way of life.

I don't wish to glamorize the harvesting of animals, I merely wish to shed some light on a lifestyle that my ancestors thrived on and, that for all intents and purposes created the country of Canada.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email them to me at sam@iceriverfilms.com

This film was shot in the Duck Mountain Provincial Forest in western Manitoba, over a warm and blizzardy weekend in May. It was shot entirely on a Canon C100 with a wide variety of lenses, most notably, a Dog Schidt FF58. It was edited entirely in Adobe Premiere and graded with Film Convert.

Music:
"This is Where I belong" & "Cigar Box Guitar", both written and performed by Benjamin Packer (audiojungle.net/user/benjaminpacker)

For more of my work and to learn about my company visit: iceriverfilms.com

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