The Working Cat's Guide to the Klondike

The Working Cats Guide to the Klondike

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Old timers, First Nation storytellers, historians and a cast of Yukon locals recall a traditional practice of “cat sledding” unique to the Dawson City area in Canada’s far North. Super 8 footage, “archival photographs” and comments on the advantages of cats over dogs from modern-day mushers create a whimsical portrait of a unique mode of transportation.

Yukon filmmaker Veronica Verkely livens her “spoofamentary” with a rollicking soundtrack by Dawson City musicians Barnacle Bob, Willie Gordon, and Harmonica George—all contributing to a body of wild and wonderful yarns on Klondike history.

Screenings: Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Adventure Film Festival (Colorado, U.S.), Tromso International Film Festival (Norway); Vancouver Women in Film Festival, Available Light Film Festival (Whitehorse), Ottawa Art Gallery

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