Sled Dog Soldiers

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 kilometers 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 the 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.

Co-production
France (Bonne Pioche Télévision) / Canada (Ideacom international)

Distinctions

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

International Adventure Film Festival 2012 – Dijon, France
– Special Jury 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 World History Category “Terre(s) d’Histoire”

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Broadcasters

The Team

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

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

Scriptwriters
Daniel Duhand
Michel Pitiot
Marc Jampolsky

Director
Marc Jampolsky

Category
Docudrama – History

Format
One-off 1×90’ or 1×52

Language
English, French

Shooting Format
HDCAM SR

Delivery support
HDCAM SR

Copyright: 2012

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