TOOTHWALKERS: GIANTS OF THE ARCTIC ICE presents extremely rare under-the-ice footage that reveals a complex and potentially dangerous side to this huge and often mysterious mammal.
Filmmakers Adam Ravetch and Sarah Robertson, who are husband and wife, have been studying the giant saber-toothed Arctic walrus for five years. To put his diving skills to use in learning about the walrus’s other existence — the one hidden deep below massive sheets of ice — Ravetch and Robertson accompany an Inuit hunting party in its arduous and hazardous quest for the food that will carry the Inuits and their dogs through the winter.
Clumsy as the walrus appears to be on land and ice, the animal is a majestic and extremely formidable creature in the water. The Inuits have learned this from experience — more than one hunter has been attacked in the water from below and dragged to his death in a crushing embrace.
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KAREN DE SEVE
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Director of Photography
Additional Camera Operators
ALAIN SAINT HILAIRE
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Remote Operating Vehicle Technician
Post Production Facilities
Thanks to the Communities of
ARCTIC BAY, NWT
CORAL HARBOR, NWT
IGLOOLIK OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT RENTALS
KAJJAARNAQ ARCTIC TOURS
NIGLASUK CO. LTD
CANADIAN DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES & OCEAN
COMPLETE FILM & VIDEO
Toothwalkers wishes to give Special Acknowledgment to:
ROLEX WATCHES USA
ALAIN SAINT HILAIRE
PADI PROJECT AWARE
Narration Written by
Original Music by
A SARAH ROBERTSON & GREAT NORTH PRODUCTIONS INC. PRODUCTION in association with Thirteen/WNET New York, Discovery Channel Canada, Docstar, and Canal D with the assistance of The Canada Television & Cable Production Fund and The Government of Canada — Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program
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