LAST OF THE FUR TRADERS & Adventures in Filmmaking

2019 Festival

Sun, May 12 @ 3:00 PM – GPLT

LAST OF THE FUR TRADERS is a 54-minute documentary produced and directed by Edmonton filmmaker Frederick Kroetsch. After the screening, Frederick will present Adventures in Filmmaking, a behind-the-scenes look at how the film was made.

Films in this package

In the early 1950s, Hugh Kroetsch worked for the Hudson’s Bay Company as a fur trader and filmed his adventures. Decades later, his filmmaker son Frederick Kroetsch discovered the footage in his parents’ basement. They decide to return to the same remote communities in the Western Arctic to show it, and to make a documentary…