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Okanagan-based documentary showcased in Canada 150 film tribute

An Okanagan based film "Pocket Desert - Confessions of a Snake Killer" by Teresa Marshall and Craig Berggold is currently featured as part of the National Film Board of Canada's series to celebrate Canada 150.
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April 21, 2017 - 10:30 AM

OKANAGAN - A local filmmaker’s work is being showcased as part of the National Film Board of Canada’s programming for Canada’s 150 birthday.

Pocket Desert - Confessions of a Snake Killer by Teresa Marshall and Craig Berggold is a personal documentary about Marshall’s rattlesnake-hunting past.

The 24-minute film was shot in the South Okanagan and Similkameen in a region known as Canada's "pocket desert", home to thousands of rattlesnakes.

In the documentary Marshall describes the rattler "as the perfect demon for (her) girlhood imagination.”

The 1999 production is one of 10 environmental films gathered by the National Film Board of Canada aimed at honouring Earth Day.

The films are included in the National Film Board’s online programming for Canada’s 150 birthday called 1 Nation. 4 Lenses.

The installment titled What We Protect is the second of the series, the first being What We Call HomeWhat We Seek will be released in June and What We Fight For will be launched in September.

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