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Finding Farley

Finding Farley is a young family’s cross-Canada adventure to visit Canadian literary legend, Farley Mowat, in a most unusual way.

Leanne, Zev and Karsten in Canmore

Rather than fly or drive the thousands of kilometers to see this ageing Canadian icon, Leanne Allison, Karsten Heuer, and their two-and-a-half-year-old toddler, Zev, paddled, walked, and sailed across the prairies, barrenlands and Maritimes, stringing together the settings of many of Mowat’s stories, along the way.

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada, the resulting documentary film and narrative (to be captured in another book) will compare two views of Canada - one of the iconic Canadian author, the other of the adventuring family told, in part, through the exchange of letters between the two, culminating in a scene where, after five months of travel, the pilgrims finally meet their hero face-to-face.

Watch Finding Farley:

Purchase the film at: http://www.nfb.ca/store