The Dig

The Dig

| 23 min

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A short documentary that profiles an exceptional teacher, Richard Edwardson of Surrey, British Columbia. Each year "Mr. Ed" takes his grade 7 Harold Bishop School class on a three-day archeological dig. Artifacts and sites are prepared beforehand by Mr. Ed and ex-students who return year after year to participate. Along with the preparatory and post-dig classes and workshops, this teaching program is extremely successful from a number of points of view.

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The Dig, David Curnick, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    David Curnick
  • producer
    George Johnson
  • executive producer
    Barbara Janes
  • camera
    Danny Nowak
    Thomas H. Turnbull
    Rolf Cutts
  • sound
    Michael Chechik
    Chris Aikenhead
    Sebastian Salm
  • editing
    Lorie Olson
  • re-recording
    David Cochrane
  • music
    Terry Frewer
  • Michael

    I was in Mr. Edwardson's first-ever class at Royal Heights in 1978. We were actually supposed to creat this video back then but it rained on that day. What a phenomenal teacher and experience for me and as a new teacher at 57, he is my inspiration to pay it forward to my students.

    Michael, 11 May 2023

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