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In Praise of Hands

1974 27 min
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This short documentary pays tribute to the craftsmen everywhere whose work adds color and richness to life. Filmed in the Canadian Arctic, Finland, India, Nigeria, Japan, Mexico, and Poland, it shows the special skills of artisans working at their crafts - stone sculpture, pottery, ceramics, weaving, dyeing, puppet making, embroidery. Each indigenous skill is a reflection of the culture of the country.

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This short documentary pays tribute to the craftsmen everywhere whose work adds color and richness to life. Filmed in the Canadian Arctic, Finland, India, Nigeria, Japan, Mexico, and Poland, it shows the special skills of artisans working at their crafts - stone sculpture, pottery, ceramics, weaving, dyeing, puppet making, embroidery. Each indigenous skill is a reflection of the culture of the country.
  • director
    Donald Winkler
  • producer
    Tom Daly
    Colin Low
  • camera
    Michel Thomas-d'Hoste
  • sound
    Claude Hazanavicius
    Bill Graziadei
  • editing
    Albert Kish
  • music
    Alain Clavier

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