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Chasing A Trace

Director: Leanne Allison
Origin: Canada
Duration: 20 minutes

This is a love story between a badass woman scientist and one of the most elusive wild animals on earth set in the snowy high mountains of Western Canada.


Leanne Allison

Leanne Allison is a filmmaker based in Canmore, Alberta is known for her award-winning feature-length documentaries, Being Caribou and Finding Farley. Both these films are based on long wilderness journeys in remote parts of Canada that continue to shape her work today. She is the co-creator of the National Film Board interactive documentary Bear 71, that is widely considered a seminal piece in the world of interactive media. Helping scientists tell the stories of their important research for conservation is a natural extension of Leanne’s work. ‘Living with Wildlife’, is about how people in the Bow Valley of Alberta have learned to live with grizzly bears and other wildlife. ‘Chasing a Trace’ is her most recent project about one woman’s quest to study elusive wolverines.