National Parks Project

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The National Parks Project is a Canadian music and film project. Released in 2011 to mark the 100th anniversary of the creation of the National Parks of Canada system,[1] the project sent three Canadian musicians and a filmmaker to each of 13 Canadian national parks, one in each province and territory, to create and score a short documentary film about the park.[1]

The project was commissioned by Parks Canada and produced by FilmCAN and Primitive Entertainment, in association with Discovery World HD. In addition to airing on Discovery World and on the web, the series was also screened at a number of film festivals, including Toronto's Hot Docs.

Awards[edit]

Zacharias Kunuk's segment, Sirmilik, won the Best Short Documentary at the 32nd Genie Awards.

Projects[edit]

Province/Territory Park Musicians Filmmaker
Alberta Waterton Lakes Cadence Weapon, Laura Barrett, Mark Hamilton Peter Lynch
British Columbia Gwaii Haanas Sarah Harmer, Bry Webb, Jim Guthrie Scott Smith
Manitoba Wapusk Kathleen Edwards, Matt Mays, Sam Roberts Hubert Davis
New Brunswick Kouchibouguac Casey Mecija, Don Kerr, Ohad Benchetrit Jamie Travis
Newfoundland and Labrador Gros Morne Jamie Fleming, Melissa Auf der Maur, Sam Shalabi Sturla Gunnarsson
Northwest Territories Nahanni Shad, Jace Lasek, Olga Goreas Kevin McMahon
Nova Scotia Cape Breton Highlands Tony Dekker, Old Man Luedecke, Daniela Gesundheit Keith Behrman
Nunavut Sirmilik Andrew Whiteman, Dean Stone, Tanya Tagaq Zacharias Kunuk
Ontario Bruce Peninsula John K. Samson, Christine Fellows, Sandro Perri Daniel Cockburn
Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island Chad Ross, Sophie Trudeau, Dale Morningstar John Walker
Quebec Mingan Archipelago Sebastien Grainger, Dan Werb, Jennifer Castle Catherine Martin
Saskatchewan Prince Albert Andre Ethier, Mathieu Charbonneau, Rebecca Foon Stéphane LaFleur
Yukon Kluane Graham Van Pelt, Ian D'Sa, Mishka Stein Louise Archambault

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