Part of the Pack

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Film Info

Film Year: 2022

Film Duration: 82 min

Country: Canada

Language: English


Isabelle Groc, Mike McKinlay

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“Part of the Pack” explores the ambiguous love story between humans and wolves. Long feared, the wolves that have survived in places such as Vancouver Island now live in a habitat where humans are advancing. At the same time our fascination for the wolf — as the quintessential symbol of something wild and dangerous — has become stronger. As urban lifestyles have increasingly removed us from nature, some of us want to find that connection again. Encountering a wolf can satisfy our craving for the natural world. Some people have even taken a step further by bringing a wolf or wolf-dog into their homes (literally into their living rooms) as a way to feel closer to the wild. The boundary between wild and domesticated is shifting. Following three such stories where people have developed a unique relationship to wolves, “Part of the Pack” explores the ethical and behavioural questions around creating intimacy with the wild.