Series PR3736.0001 - Clearwater Documentary series

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Clearwater Documentary series

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    • 1997-2013 (Creation)

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    1.48 m of textual records and other material.

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    Clearwater Documentary was initially incorporated as Clearwater Media by Tom Radford in 1998. As Clearwater Media, the production company created documentaries with a specifically Canadian focus with particular emphasis on Arctic and western exploration. Notable productions created under the Clearwater Media banner include I, Nuligak, Alberta Bound, Arctic Dreamer, and The Great Divide.

    Anthropologist Niobe Thompson joined Clearwater Media in 2006 as a director of development and in 2008, Radford and Thompson launched Clearwater Documentary. This new production company broadened its perspective to a global scale and began producing documentaries with a focus on environmentalism, evolution, physical anthropology, and energy. Notable productions created under the Clearwater Documentary banner include The Great Human Odyssey, Tar Sands: Canada for Sale, and Tipping Point.

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    The series consists of administrative records for Clearwater Media and Clearwater Documentary, job files related to specific productions, and audiovisual material created for several documentary projects including Alberta Bound, Arctic Dreamer, The Great Divide, Tar Sands: Canada for Sale, Tipping Point, Where Time Begins (aka Chukotka), Worlds Collide, and Power of Dreams.

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        Includes 83 video cassettes. – 53 optical discs. – 411 photographs.

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