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After tackling Everest in her 2012 film 40 Days at Base Camp, Dianne Whelan decided to trek across Turtle Island, from the Atlantic to the Pacific and the Arctic Oceans, along the Trans-Canada Trail… all 24, 000 km of it. There were problems: for a start, the trail is still very much a work in progress, and some stretches are on-road… (She decided to cycle those parts, kayak others, and ski sections too.) After just ten days Dianne threw away her optimistic two year (500 day) schedule. In the end, it would take her six years to complete. No small feat for anyone in their 50s. This is her journey, hard-fought wisdom, calluses et al.

Director

Dianne Whelan

Credits
Country of Origin

Canada

Year

2023

Language

English

Awards

Audience Award, Whistler Film Festival

19+
124 min

Book Tickets

Sunday April 21

4:00 pm
Hearing Assistance
VIFF Centre - Lochmaddy Studio Theatre
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Credits

Executive Producer

Christine Haebler

Producer

Betsy Carson

Screenwriter

Dianne Whelan, Tanya Maryniak

Editor

Tanya Maryniak

Original Music

David F. Ramos

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