Peoples of the Skeena

Peoples of the Skeena

| 14 min
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This short film from 1949 introduces us to the Getikshan and Tsimshian First Nations of northern British Columbia. These peoples of the Skeena River exist in two worlds. Ancient totem poles tower against the mountains and the forests, old graveyards reveal fragments of shared history, and traditional crafts are still practiced on the reserves. But in the school games, in a wedding complete with white veil and white rice, and in the sawmill, we see how other ways of life are being adopted.

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Credits
  • producer
    James Beveridge
  • camera
    Howard T. Ennis
  • editing
    David Mayerovitch
  • music
    Robert Fleming

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