The Herd (1998)

Sub-Genres - Animal Picture, Docudrama  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - Canada   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Bhob Stewart

Peter Lynch directed this Canadian docudrama about events after the Canadian government authorized Laplander Andrew Bahr to feed starving Inuit in 1929 by herding several thousand reindeer from Alaska to the McKenzie River region. The project turned into a logistical nightmare, with six years spent on the 1500-mile trek. The film combines archival footage with staged sequences. Shown at the 1998 Vancouver Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival.