Renowned King Trapper Featured In Northern Film

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 14:48



One of northern Saskatchewan’s best-known trappers, Franklin Carriere, was the focus of a film screened yesterday afternoon in La Ronge.


Carriere, who has taken skills he learned in the bush as a boy into the competitive King Trapper circuit, is featured in a short film produced by the Keewatin Career Development Corporation (KCDC)’s media division. It will be shown tomorrow at the Yorkton Film Festival.


KCDC Media’s producer Randy Johns says northerners need to see stories like Carriere’s. He says much of what is shown in the media is about people, events and cultures far removed from northern experience, and projects like this show that the North has interesting stories to tell.


A local audience, made up mostly of media production students from Churchill High School in La Ronge, got a sneak peek of the film yesterday, as well as some insights from Carriere, who was on hand for the screening.


The La Ronge audience also saw another KCDC Media production, “Fall Comes to Lac la Ronge”, showcasing plant life, animals and scenic views of autumn in the North.


The two films will air this weekend and next on SCN — Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 p.m.