The Snow Walker

The Snow Walker

DVD - 2005
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When a plane carrying Charlie Halliday and a sick, Inuit woman, Kanaalay, crashes hundreds of miles from civilization, they are at the mercy of nature's worst. While search parties try to locate the place, Charlie decides to trek overland promising the woman he will return with help. Despite her sickness, she follows Charlie. Kanaalay teaches him the skills he will need in order to survive and he comes to respect her wisdom and her spirit.
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : First Look Home Entertainment, [2005]
ISBN: 9781592414109
Branch Call Number: SNO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Library_Jill Apr 25, 2017

An emotional survival story about a young pilot and a sick young Inuit woman who crash-land in the north-Canadian wilds. I found some of the characters' suffering to be more difficult to watch than I had expected, but I liked the relationship that grew between them. My husband and I debated the ending for a bit, but ultimately decided that it was fitting, even though we both felt like we would have liked the story to go on a bit farther.

Jun 16, 2016

Enjoyed this movie, interesting story of survival.

Nov 14, 2015

A wild, crazy fighter plane flyer from WW2, Charlie, now piloting bush planes out of Yellowknife, picks up a sick Inuit girl well north of Yellowknife against his better judgment but crashes his plane in a vast landscape - beautiful but full of hardness and threat. He has been diverted from his flight plan by an incoming storm, so nobody knows where they are. The relationship between the girl, Kanaalay, and Charlie becomes the focus of the movie. And what a relationship it is, pure and wholesome, and full of giving on her part, coping so beautifully with his helpless frustration and thrashing about. Through her gift of loving she teaches him love as well, character, endurance, and acceptance of himself, his limitations and his interdependence with others. The racism of white society at the time is shown brutally, and is repudiated so wonderfully by the fine character of Kanaalay. Very moving, understated and powerful film.

Oct 20, 2015

Now this is what I call a movie! Go Canada!

d2013 Sep 25, 2014

Gripping story of survival. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

aaa5756 Sep 15, 2014

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. No falling asleep on this DVD!!!!!

Sep 05, 2014

Barry Pepper and supporting actress Annabella Piugattuk work great together! Spectacular vast miles of terrain landscape way out in the middle of unforseen civilization after being stranded from a plane wreck!
Film shot in Merritt, British Columbia and ChurchHill, Manitoba.

Aug 18, 2014

Really great movie!! Highly recommended.

Feb 01, 2014

A gripping adventure tale of the interaction of subsistence and industrial societies. The reality of the setting and the outstanding quality of the cinematography is remarkable.

kevfarley Feb 20, 2013

This remarkable film is the best of the three movies-into-books by Farley Mowat that I've seen. If you like it, I suggest also viewing "Never Cry Wolf",.. based on (but not the same as) the book by the same Canadian author.

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Feb 01, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: A dramatic small airplane crash may be upsetting to some viewers.

Feb 01, 2014

Other: An Arctic gopher, some fish, and several caribou are killed and eaten (often raw) during this Arctic survival movie.

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Jun 15, 2011

hur74Vety thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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Apr 26, 2012

Pierce: "How big do you think it is - The Territory... half a million... a million miles? ...You know you could put all of Europe in here three times, and still have enough room for Greenland!"


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