Sunday, June 04, 2006

Year of the Caribou Film

Year of the Caribou is a feature-length film that captures the magnificent beauty of the artic wilderness and documents how the Meader family survived in wilderness isolation. Year of the Caribou was shown throughout the country in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s, inspiring a generation in search of an alternative way of life. In the ‘80’s the film was distributed by the Cannon Corporation both nationally and internationally under the title, The Alaskan Wilderness Adventure.

In Fall 2000 the Meader family regained the rights to Year of the Caribou. With many hours of careful work Elaine, Dawn and Heather Meader began the process of restoring the vintage film for re-distribution. In the lab the brittle film was spliced back together and transferred from 16mm to 35mm and finally to digital and video. Elaine, Heather and Dawn then began showing the film and speaking about the past, the present and the importance of wilderness preservation.

Year of the Caribou is once again available for purchase. To purchase a DVD please visit or mail a check or money order for $30.00 to:

Northern Light Legacy
P.O. Box 551254
South Lake Tahoe, 96155-0024


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