‘Watchers of the North’: a Canadian documentary series

Director Dennis Allen sets off across the flat, snow-covered expanse on his skidoo.A new documentary series, currently under production for Canada’s Aboriginal People’s Television Network, APTN, chronicles the activities of the little known Canadian Ranger Patrol Group 1 as they assert Canada’s sovereignty over the country’s Arctic region. The series is being filmed on the hauntingly beautiful barren landscape of Canada’s northern Nunavut territory. We find out more about the Rangers from two of the documentary series’ directors: Dennis Allen, the Field Director, and Steph Weimar, one of two directors of photography. They spoke to The Link’s host, Mark Montgomery, from Taloyoak, on Boothia Bay, the northernmost settlement on mainland Canada.

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Marc Montgomery, Radio Canada International

With a passion for anything antique with an engine, and for Canadian and world history, Marc comes with a wealth of media experience. After DJ work at private radio in southern Ontario, and with experience in Canadian Forces radio and tv in Europe, the state broadcaster in Austria (Radio 3), and the CBC in Ottawa and Montreal, he was the host of the immensely popular CBC and RCI show, "The Link". He is now part of the new RCI online team producing stories from and about Canada from coast to coast.

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