The Fan Hitch   Volume 18, Number 2, March 2016

          Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog                                    
In This Issue....

From the Editor: A Kaleidoscope of Activity

Is there a vet in the house?

The Sledge Patrol update

In Search of John Flick

My Life with Dogs

Canadian Inuit Dogs I have owned, raised and trained:
a photo essay; Part 2

Inuk VOD Release

From the NFB Archives: How to Build an Igloo

Film Review: People of a Feather

IMHO: What Do You See?

Navigating This Site

Index of articles by subject

Index of back issues by volume number

Search The Fan Hitch

Articles to download and print

Ordering Ken MacRury's Thesis

Our comprehensive list of resources

Defining the Inuit Dog

Talk to The Fan Hitch

The Fan Hitch home page

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Progress Report....

                                                                    Courtesy: The Sledge Patrol

The Sledge Patrol: Guardians of Greenland
A feature documentary by Sandra Skibsted

Working towards completion of The Sledge Patrol: Guardians of Greenland, Sandra Skibsted, an independent factual and documentary filmmaker reported to The Fan Hitch on her successful filming during her November 2015 coast-to-coast, north-to-south sixteen day/six state/whirlwind production trip across the United States to interview five retired coast guard veterans about their World War II roles in Greenland. Thanks to The Fan Hitch’s colleague living in Maine, Sandra received suggestions for accommodations and transport for the Portland Coast Guard Station segment of her journey.

In April Skibsted plans a trip to Denmark to collect some of the remaining interviews she needs for her documentary. She adds, “Parts of the documentary are planned as dramatized reconstructions of key events. These will partially be filmed in Norway, some in Greenland and some likely to be filmed in a studio in London. These will need to be shot in the winter. Depending on funding I can either shoot November 2016 with possible completion Jan 2017 or I film in Jan/Feb 2017 with possible completion in April/May 2017.  Once done, the plan is to submit the documentary to film festivals around the world.

To keep up with all the latest happenings, visit The Sledge Patrol’s Facebook page.”
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