CHURCHILL, POLAR BEAR TOWN
PRESENTED AS PART OF THE 16th WINTER SHORTS FEST
Available for rental: Friday, February 24, 2023 @ Noon PST → Sunday, March 5, 2023 @ 11:59pm PST
MEET THE DIRECTORS on a Transatlantic Panel Discussion on Zoom, Saturday, March 4 @ 11am PST. Link to join coming soon!
Every fall in northern Canada, polar bears migrate to the Hudson Bay to hunt seals. From October to November, while waiting for the ice pack to form, they take up residence on the outskirts of the town of Churchill - population 800. Hunted for a long time and now the stars of safaris, the bears have become a tourist attraction and therefore a considerable source of income for Churchill. But they can also be dangerous.