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The polar bears of Churchill

Author: Justine KershawPolly SteeleEwan McGregorMartin CooperWNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)All authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ewan McGregor goes to the remote Canadian outpost of Churchill, on Hudson Bay, to investigate the annual invasion of hungry polar bears that threaten to raise havoc in their haste to get out on the newly frozen ice and hunt for seals. Ewan puts himself in the middle of the action as town and wildlife authorities skillfully cope with both the furry would-be marauders and the throngs of tourists who descend upon the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Justine Kershaw; Polly Steele; Ewan McGregor; Martin Cooper; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); British Broadcasting Corporation.; PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 0780638859 9780780638853
OCLC Number: 50289381
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Produced for the television show Nature.
Originally broadcast as a segment of In the wild in 2001.
Credits: Editor, Martin Cooper.
Performer(s): Narrator, Ewan McGregor.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videocassette (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS, Dolby digital.
Other Titles: In the wild (Television program)
Nature (Television program)
Responsibility: co-production of Thirteen/WNET New York and BBC ; producer, Justine Kershaw ; director, Polly Steele.

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Ewan McGregor goes to the remote Canadian outpost of Churchill, on Hudson Bay, to investigate the annual invasion of hungry polar bears that threaten to raise havoc in their haste to get out on the newly frozen ice and hunt for seals. Ewan puts himself in the middle of the action as town and wildlife authorities skillfully cope with both the furry would-be marauders and the throngs of tourists who descend upon the town to see the bears, often at considerable risk to themselves. Along with McGregor, viewers get a close-up look at how polar bears that wander into town are sedated, carted off to polar bear "jail" and eventually hoisted by helicopter onto the frozen bay. Viewers also journey with McGregor among the polar bears aboard a special van from which the magnificent creatures can be observed in relative safety.

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