The animal that gives life to the Arctic people profiled in RTD’s reindeer documentaries

The reindeer has evolved over thousands of years, coping with the severe temperatures of the Arctic tundra. For the people who live in the Arctic, the animal is everything; it provides food, clothing and transport. RTD’s series of reindeer documentaries look at how the reindeer is part of the Arctic culture, and how it is intrinsic to the Inuit lifestyle. Despite 21st-century progress, the Arctic peoples continue the tradition of reindeer herding, and at festival time, they love nothing more than to race.

Reindeer documentaries