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also known as National Parks Project: Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Cape Breton2011

  • 3.6
Filmmaker Keith Behrman offers a meditative look at Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia, part of Canada's National Parks Project. With zen-like music and narration from Tony Dekker, Old Man Luedecke and Daniela Gesundheit, the film cuts between an aged Buddhist monk and the primordial fern groves, birch forests and ocean of the natural habitat. - Marilyn Ferdinand

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Member Reviews (3)

top reviewer

Gorgeous imagery! I wish this was a longer piece. It really draws you in.

top reviewer

This documentary is more about the monk than it is about Cape Breton which is what I wanted to see. The soundtrack distracted me from appreciating what images there were of the islands themselves. And the contrapuntal meditations of the zen buddhist monk, though thought provoking and sharply inquisitive, did him more of a disservice by insisting on the very mundane anxieties of our mortality. I wanted the islands themselves to reveal these things and we barely saw them. These thoughts could happen anywhere. Why Breton Island? Or why not? Everything about this documentary missed its own point.

A beautiful ode to a beautiful region of Canada.