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A Road Runs Through It
Burns Bog
Item#: 685
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$59.95
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Running Time: 25 minutes
G 8-Adult
Lisa Malcolm, Jack Silberman

 

"Burns Bog is one of a vanishing kind... a special bit of nature as it has been for millennia. It should be left completely alone."
- David Suzuki

 

- Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film Festival

 

 

Located on the southern fringes of Vancouver, Burns Bog is one of the world's most precious ecosystems. Home to nearly 200 species of mammals and birds, it is also a vital stop for migrating waterfowl. For 5000 years the bog has sheltered a diverse range of plant and animal life. Embedded in its deep layers of peat lies a record of all major local events, both natural and human. No one has fully explored the secrets it holds.

But Burns Bog is faced with imminent destruction as the needs of the area's mushrooming human population eat away at its edges. This video explores an urgent question: How do we define the worth of land and water, peat and plant, when there is a profit to be made?