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Dianne Whelan

author image Dianne Whelan is an award-winning Canadian photographer and filmmaker residing in Garden Bay, BC.

The subject of her first book, This Vanishing Land, references her experience as an embedded media person on a historical Sovereignty Patrol in the Canadian High Arctic. Her recently-released National Film Board documentary, This Land, is based on the same journey and has won several awards, including Best Short Documentary at both the Planet in Focus Film Festival in Toronto and the 2010 Leo Awards for BC film and television. The film can be viewed online here.

A multi-media web project on her Arctic journey was released in June 2010 and recently won Best Small Multimedia Site at the Online Journalism Awards.

In April 2010, Whelan traveled to Nepal and Mount Everest Base Camp to direct and shoot her next documentary film (currently in post-production for release in the fall of 2011) which is also the subject of her forthcoming book.