Dianne Whelan is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker, photographer, author and multimedia artist. In April 2010, Whelan traveled to Nepal and Mount Everest Base Camp to direct and shoot her award-winning documentary film 40 Days at Base Camp. Whelan’s first book, This Vanishing Land (Caitlin Press), recalls her experience as an embedded media person on a historical sovereignty patrol in the Canadian High Arctic. Her National Film Board documentary, This Land, is based on the same journey. Whelan is currently working on her next film and book project, called The Story of White Raven, which weaves the indigenous legend of the white animals into the current war on nature.