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City of Gold

City of Gold

This classic short film from Pierre Berton depicts the Klondike gold rush at its peak, when would-be prospectors struggled through harsh conditions to reach the fabled gold fields over 3000 km north of civilization. Using a collection of still photographs, the film juxtaposes the Dawson City at the height of the gold rush with its bustling taverns and dance halls with the more tranquil Dawson City of the present.

  • direction
    Colin Low
    Wolf Koenig
  • photography
    Colin Low
    Wolf Koenig
  • script
    Roman Kroitor
  • music
    Eldon Rathburn
  • commentary
    Pierre Berton
  • animation camera
    Douglas Roberts
  • sound recording
    George Croll
  • producer
    Tom Daly
  • editing
    Tom Daly
  • narrator
    Pierre Berton



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