Beaver People

Beaver People

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A short silent film about famous conservationist Grey Owl (born Archibald Belaney) and his wife, Anahareo, who had a special talent for interacting with beavers. Note: The beavers in the film may be Grey Owl's pets, Jellyroll and Rawhide.

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  • aohayon

    Hello France Backhouse. Thank you for your comment. We verified several sources, including the Federation of International Film Archives (FIAF), the British Film Institute (BFI ) and Library and Archives Canada, and they all list the production date as 1928. We believe the book you cite has erroneous information regarding this film. We will therefore not change the date. best regards Albert Ohayon NFB English Collection Curator

    aohayon, 30 Apr 2020
  • Frances Backhouse

    According to Donald B. Smith's excellent biography of Archibald Belaney -- From the Land of Shadows: The Making of Grey Owl -- this film was made in the summer of 1930, not in 1928. It was shot at Cabano, Quebec, where Archie and Gertrude (aka Grey Owl and Anahareo) were then living. I highly recommend Smith's book about Grey Owl to anyone who wants to learn more about this fascinating and controversial historical figure.

    Frances Backhouse, 29 Apr 2020
  • Ukulele

    FOUND IT!!! - Grey Owl's first film appearance - and thats (3rd) wife Anahero (Gertrude Bernard) not (2nd wife) Angele. The second film Beaver Family is at this site as well... The 1936 film "Grey Owl's Strange Guests" is currently at Go to the CBC archives to view excerpt of 1971 documentary with more stunning footage + older Anahero recalling their adventures......

    Ukulele, 3 Dec 2010

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