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Caribou and ANWR focus of film documentary

Oct. 23, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Students for a Sustainable Earth at Western Michigan University is presenting the documentary film, "Being Caribou," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Room 2302 of Sangren Hall.

The screening is free and open to the public. SSE will accept donations during the program to support its work of environmental activism and providing educational events for the WMU campus and Kalamazoo-area communities.

"Being Caribou" (2004) is the story of the husband-and-wife team of environmentalist Leanne Allison and wildlife biologist Karsten Heuer following a herd of 120,000 caribou on foot, across 1,500 kilometers of rugged Arctic tundra. Dramatic footage and video diaries provide an intimate perspective of an epic expedition. At stake is the herd's delicate habitat, which could be devastated if proposed oil and gas development goes ahead in the herd's calving grounds in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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