Frederick Kroetsch’s Last of the Fur Traders premieres November 17

Hugh and Frederick Kroetsch

Last of the Fur Traders, a new documentary from Frederick Kroetsch (NSI Business for Producers), premieres on AMI-tv on November 17.

The documentary follows a former Hudson’s Bay Company engineer, Hugh Kroetsch, as he retraces his steps through the Arctic with his filmmaker son by his side.

Hugh is 85 years old and it’s been 64 years since he left Canada’s North with enough stories and memories to last a lifetime – many of which he documented on 8mm film.

This forgotten footage inspired Hugh’s son Frederick to share his father’s legendary stories, providing a unique account of this historic period that helped shape the nation.

Produced for AMI-tv by Open Sky Pictures, Last of the Fur Traders will air November 17 at 8 p.m. The full documentary will be available to stream online after the initial broadcast.

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