Tree-planter dog documentary filmed near Quesnel premieres on CBC Gem

Prince George Daily News
March 14, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Here Boy Films has announced the Canadian feature documentary Block Dog will premiere on CBC Gem on April 19. The documentary, from tree-planting cult documentary One Million Trees director Everett Bumstead, follows the daily lives of eight loyal but mischievous dogs in a remote tree-planting camp in Quesnel. Filmed during the sweltering summertime, the 44-minute documentary chronicles the highs and lows of forestry industry practices through canine eyes. Visually, the film pushes the human world to the periphery: Dogs beg for scraps of camp food or snooze in the shade while tree planters work in the background. But throughout, the dogs (and the audience) overhear snippets of conversation about the internal politics of the camp and the environmental realities of the forest industry in B.C. …Block Dog was produced by CBC with the participation of Creative BC and the Canada Media Fund.

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