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How to Loose a Husky Team
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Historical and Climatic Prerequisites of the
Appearance of the Population of Sled Dogs of the
Shoreline of the Chukotka Peninsula
The Sledge Patrol documentary update
Major Virus Issues in Canada’s North and
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A Decade of Service: The Chinook Project’s
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Inuk’s release in North America!
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The Sledge Patrol Update
Independent filmmaker, Sandra Skibsted, continues to seek cooperation from production companies in order to complete her documentary The Sledge Patrol. She has also been working diligently towards additional project funding, and has had recent success with additional support, including from the non-profit foundation Nunafonden.
A modest portion of the project’s budget has been released with a sense of urgency in order to interview a ninety-nine year-old World War II veteran who has much to contribute to the history of the Sirius Patrol’s early years. Skibsted has also been to Tromsø, Norway where she attended the European Documentary Network (for films and documentaries from the Arctic), meeting with film industry prospects. In November she will be in the United States filming interviews with the last few US Coast Guard veterans who were in the Greenland Patrol during the war.
Skibsted’s determination and passion for her project is clearly evident. The Fan Hitch looks forward to these encouraging progress reports as The Sledge Patrol moves towards completion. View trailers here.