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Estuary, Don White, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Don White
  • script
    Don White
  • producer
    Peter Jones
  • executive producer
    John Taylor
  • cinematography
    Doug McKay
    Jim Willoughby
  • editing
    Haida Paul
  • sound editing
    John Knight
  • re-recording
    Barry P. Jones
  • music
    Peter Bjerring