Cast: Dahlgren Tom; Dennehy Brian; Ittimangnaq Zachary; Jorah Samson; Smith Charles Martin; Stuart Walker; Webster Hugh; Ittimangnaq Martha; Allen Lewis M.; Couffer Jack; Miller Ron; Strick Joseph; Corr Eugene; Furmaniak Ralph; Hamm Sam; Hanson Curtis; Kletter Richard; Luescher Christina; Mowat Farley; Narita Hiro; Isham Mark; Ballard Carroll; Chandler Michael; Parasheles Peter; Allen Patti; Austin Diana; Beebe Kenneth; Bisleti Sieuwke; Carey Bayard; Coe Debbie; de Ruiter Carrie; Dew Karin; Gero Gary; Harden Mark; Hemphill Lamme; Holmes Madeline; Kenwood Gary; Laurencelle Claudette; Loptsom Donna; Matthiessen Peter; McCullough H.J.; Mizel Bill; Morrissey John; Parker Barbara; Pratt Kelley; Proudfoot Patty; Raffler Roland; Richwine Diane; Shawver Cheryl; Starling Lane; Sylvester Jules; White Douglas
Taglines: A True Story.
Assignment: The Lupus Project. Purpose: To study Alaskan wolves and determine if they were destroying the vanishing caribou deer. The man they chose expected to confront danger, adventure, solitude, and, he hoped, the truth. But he never expected to embark upon a voyage of self-discovery. One that would ultimately transform his life.
They Thought He Couldn’t Do the Job. That’s Why They Chose Him.
Storyline: This film dramatizes the true story of Farley Mowat, when he was sent to the Canadian tundra area to collect evidence of the grievous harm the wolf population was allegedly doing to the caribou herds. In his struggle to survive in that difficult environment he studies the wolves, and realizes that the old beliefs about wolves and their supposed threat are almost totally false. Furthermore, he learns that humans represent a far greater threat to the land, and also to the wolves, a species which plays an important role in the ecosystem of the north.