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Cattle Ranch

Cattle Ranch

| 19 min

This short documentary offers a portrait of life on a cattle ranch, for both its human and animal inhabitants. Featuring sprightly music by folk singer Pete Seeger and narration by theatre actress Frances Hyland, the film is shot through the seasons on a large Canadian cattle ranch near Kamloops, British Columbia. With hundreds of cows and calves on the ranch, there’s no shortage of work to be done: soil cultivation and crop maintenance are taken care of by seasonal ranch hands while the resident cowboys—“anxious guardians”—brand and breed their bovine charges.

  • director
    Guy L. Coté
  • script
    Guy L. Coté
  • editing
    Guy L. Coté
  • executive producer
    Tom Daly
  • commentary
    Guy Glover
  • photography
    Robert Humble
  • sound
    Joseph Champagne
    George Croll
    Ted Haley
    Ron Alexander
  • sound editing
    Victor Merrill
  • narrator
    Frances Hyland
  • music
    Pete Seeger


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