|Thursday, Jan 24 in Victoria and Jan 30 Abbotsford|
|INTO THE GREAT SOLITUDE|
(1989 16mm and vhs)
INTO THE GREAT SOLITUDE is Rob's first and best known film. "In his unique and intimate film journal, Rob Perkins brings alive the Arctic tundra. Trading in a high-paying job in New York for a solo adventure in this uninhabited wilderness, he travels alone for 72 days in his canoe "Loon" down the 700-mile long Back River, one of Northwest Canada's toughest and most remote waterways. Filming his own journey with an artist's eye and a deep sensitivity toward the environment, he draws us into the open, elemental beauty of the land: its power, its fragility, its mystery. We follow him during the long hours of Arctic twilight, in encounters with wild animals,in battles with the strong winds and dangerous rapids. His isolation also takes him on an inner journey in which he faces change and death and searches for perspectives on his relationship with his father.
With honesty, humour and insight, INTO THE GREAT SOLITUDE reveals the poetry within the adventure and affirms the resilience of the human spirit."
There is a beautifully written companion book by the same name. Rob distributes his own books and videos and will be taking orders on his tour.