Ice Works is a half hour educational documentary that follows Aboriginal Fisher Cyrus Smith as he plys his trade on the frozen ice of Lake Manitoba following the traditions of his elders. The Smith family are part of a dwindling number of fishers who venture out in Arctic like conditions to supply the world with fresh whitefish. Weather, climate change and environmental degradation are a few of the challenges facing this vulnerable fishery which has been in existence since long before the arrival of white European settlers.
What does the future hold for the Smith Family and the fishery they depend on for their livelihood? Learn about the vibrant life that exists under the ice and the future of this valuable resource.
SPECIAL FEATURES :
- Full Length Audio Commentary with creator Stephen J Payne & editor Scott McKay.
- How to conduct a media interview (including bonus footage from Troubled Waters).
- The Mitchiff language