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When it comes to weather and climate, Canada has it all! From the humid rainforests of British Columbia, to the desert-like badlands of Alberta; from the frosty Arctic where no trees grow, to the fertile farmland of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Region. Air takes us on a visual tour of the country's regions and seasons, illustrating the consequences of such extremes of weather and climate. Colourful maps illustrate the glaciers that covered Toronto 10,000 years ago, while shots of the 1998 ice storm that struck central Canada serve as a dramatic reminder of the most costly catastrophe the country has ever experienced. TRANSIT features five videos that examine Canada's rich and diverse geography. Each film in the series combines spectacular cinematography and lively animation, using the Earth's basic elements as themes:Air explores climate; Water showcases the country's network of rivers, lakes and oceans; Land looks at the vast territory that makes Canada the second largest country in the world; Fire documents old and new sources of energy; plus Life, which develops the themes of people, fauna and flora.

2000, 19 min 52 s

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Award of Excellence - Category: Government Classification / Visual
Itinerant - AMTEC
May 29 to 31 2000, Vancouver - Canada

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