June 2, 2016 by Speakers' Spotlight
CBC Documentary on Beaumont-Hamel Debuts at The Rooms
Allan Hawco is a renaissance man. The creator, writer, executive producer and star of television’s hit show, Republic of Doyle, he is also the executive producer and star of the upcoming program Frontier, a Netflix original series, and the executive producer, show runner, and star of the upcoming series, Caught. In addition, Allan is frequently seen in feature films, other television programs, and on stage. Imparting his high-wattage celebrity and trademark charisma into his keynotes, emceeing, and endorsement activities, Allan ensures that whatever he undertakes shines. One of Allan’s latest projects, the CBC documentary Trail of the Caribou, just screened in St. John’s and will be broadcast on July 1:
More than 150 people took in a special Tuesday night screening of CBC Newfoundland and Labrador’s Trail of the Caribou, a film that documents the role of the Royal Newfoundand Regiment during the Great War.
Starring a Holy Trinity of Newfoundland and Labrador celebrities — Mark Critch, Alan Doyle and Allan Hawco — the film talks about Beaumont-Hamel as well as other lesser known battles fought by the regiment.
Crews travelled to Europe last year to film the documentary, following in the footsteps of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment through Turkey, France and Belgium along the Trail of the Caribou.
“This is one of the most important documentaries that we’ve undertaken in many years,” said Denise Wilson, the CBC’s senior managing director for Atlantic Canada.
“The story of Beaumont-Hamel and World War One touches the lives of so many Newfoundland and Labrador families and it’s important we keep that story in the hearts and minds of today’s generation.”
The film was also screened on Wednesday at the Scotiabank Theatre in St. John’s for more than a thousand students.
CBC to air film on July 1
There will be public viewing of the documentary at Cineplex in St. John’s on June 24, as well as on June 27 in downtown St. John’s as part of the REEL downtown series.
The Trail of the Caribou will air on CBC Television on July 1 across Atlantic Canada at 9:30 p.m. NT.
It is also showing at Parks Canada theatres across Newfoundland and Labrador on July 1.