High Steel

High Steel

                                High Steel
| 13 min

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This short documentary offers a dizzying view of the Mohawk of Kahnawake who work in Manhattan erecting the steel frames of skyscrapers. Famed for their skill in working with steel, the Mohawks demonstrate their nimble abilities in the sky. As a counterbalance, the viewer is also allowed a peek at their quieter community life on the Kahnawake Reserve, in Quebec.

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High Steel, Don Owen, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Don Owen
  • script
    Don Owen
  • editing
    Don Owen
  • producer
    Julian Biggs
  • camera
    John Spotton
  • sound
    Ron Alexander
    Roger Lamoureux
  • re-recording
    Ron Alexander
    Roger Lamoureux
  • sound editing
    John Knight
  • narrator
    Don Francks
  • music
    Bruce Mackay

  • whoamI

    No safety equipment at all !! I admire these people for being able to do this work. My own stomach lurched through the entire documentary.

    whoamI, 27 May 2017
  • ingrasp

    The narrator pulls you fully into his world through a no-nonsense, plainly-spoken voice. The photography places you up where he walks the edges of the sky. The film is poignant, unadorned, and quietly celebrates a satisfying, unsullied work ethic.

    ingrasp, 3 Mar 2016
  • Renegade

    Lovin what I do!!! Doin what I love!!!

    Renegade, 17 May 2011