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