Dianne Whelan

Dianne Whelan is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker, photographer, author and public speaker. First it was the high Arctic in This Land. Then it was Mount Everest in 40 Days at Base Camp. Now extreme British Columbia filmmaker Dianne Whelan is on a solo epic journey in 500 Days in the Wild as she tries to hike and film the longest trail in the world.

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    THE BEACON PROJECT

    The Beacon Project is a series of multimedia creations in collaboration with Indigenous communities along The Great Trail. A companion piece to the feature documentary 500 Days in the Wild.

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    500 DAYS IN THE WILD

    Feature film 500 Days in the Wild is an unfolding story that ebbs and flows between documentary and adventure film, along the longest trail in the world – the 24,000 km Great Trail (the Trans Canada Trail).

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    THIS LAND

    An award winning documentary, book and interactive project by Dianne Whelan about a 2000 km journey in the High Arctic.
    Film and Interactive Produced by the NFB Film with soundtrack by Tanya Tagaq.

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    40 DAYS AT BASECAMP

    Each spring, over eight hundred climbers attempt to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. Some make it to the top of what is considered the world’s most majestic mountain, but others are not so lucky, and in the attempt to reach the elusive summit, many more have tragically lost their lives.

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    NATURA

    This collection of photos is inspired by the earth. When you listen to her, she speaks.

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    WAKING EVE

    This collection of b/w photographs dates to the beginning of my journey as a visual artist in the early 1990’s.

Award-winning Canadian filmmaker

Joseph Campbell wrote, "Science sees the facts, the artist sees the story."

I seek the story.
I am an ideas person.
Ideas are seeds.
Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.

dianne whelan

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