BBC: Earth’s Great Rivers II

Remote and wild, the Yukon is a river of haunting beauty and dangerous extremes – a place where the ‘call of the wild’ is still strong.


Production Company: BBC Natural History Unit

Broadcaster: BBC Two

Release Date: 2022

Length: 1 x 60 mins

Photos: BBC and Phil Timpany


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What we did

Our team produced the Yukon River episode of this exciting landmark BBC series, taking on the film shoots in their entirety with local crew, and embedding in the Yukon Territory, Canada and Alaska, USA for most of 2021. The team balanced the need for high end natural history sequences and intimate cultural narratives with the immense task of managing logistics in rural locations and extreme conditions. The 1 hour documentary captured the rugged beauty of the more than 3000 kilometers of the Yukon river. Directed by Louisa Gilbert.

We respectfully acknowledge the traditional territories we filmed in and give thanks to the First Nations and Tribal Associations for allowing us to work on their lands Vuntut Gwich'in First Nation Carcross Tagish First Nation Teslin Tlingit First Nation Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation Kwanlin Dun First Nation Little Salmon/ Carmacks First Nation Ta'an Kwäch'än First Nation Tanana Tribal Council Umkumiut Tribal Community Tununak Tribal Community Nunakauyarmuit Tribal Community.

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