Sled Dog Soldiers

An incredible First World War odyssey

August 1915. Two officers of the French Army embark on an incredible secret mission: to bring 450 sled dogs from Alaska and Canada to France. Will they succeed in carrying out their mission on time? The objective: to save the Eastern Front from German invasion with the help of the sled dogs– the only way to penetrate the snow-filled Vosges and bring much-needed supplies and ammunition to starving and injured French soldiers. The lives of thousands of soldiers are at stake. Captain Louis Moufflet and Lieutenant René Haas, aided by the legendary dogsled driver Scotty Allan, have 120 days to cover 10,000 kilometres under enemy threat. This perilous race against time leads us across the vast and gleaming stretches of Alaska, all the way to the sumptuous landscapes of Quebec. The three adventurers finally arrive at the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with their pack of semi-wild dogs only to find themselves ice-bound for the winter. Once their ship departs, they must defy German submarines and face terrible storms to cross the Atlantic and reach France.

France (Bonne Pioche Télévision) / Canada (Ideacom International)


Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television – Prix Gémeaux 2012
– Best Photography – Public Affairs, Documentary All Categories

International Adventure Film Festival 2012 – Dijon, France
– Honourable Mention, Écrans de l’Aventure

Official Selection
29ème Festival International du Film de Montagne 2012 – Autrans, France
19ème Édition du FIGRA 2012 – Paris, France
– Selected under the Terre(s) d’Histoire category

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The Team

Sophie Parrault (France)
Pascale Ysebaert (France)
Emmanuel Priou (France)

Josée Roberge (Canada)
Éric Michel (Canada)
Josette D. Normandeau (Canada)

Daniel Duhand
Michel Pitiot
Marc Jampolsky

Marc Jampolsky

Docudrama – History

1×90’ and 1×52′

English, French

Shooting Format


Copyright 2012

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