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Northern Fisherman

Northern Fisherman

| 23 min

This short film is an exposé on the style of fishing done by Indigenous fishermen in the Prairie provinces. The commentary is offered by a fisherman as he goes about his business. He recalls his boyhood when the men of his band freighted by canoe for the Hudson's Bay Company. He also speaks of education, of sickness and health, of family, of poverty, of the pleasures of a Saturday night dance, and he demonstrates the tricks of his own trade - when to set a net, how to handle fish, and what it all costs in money, time, equipment and skill. Commercial fishermen may learn effective measures for protecting the freshness and attractiveness of freshwater catches, while general audiences will enjoy a telling view of Indigenous life and enterprise.

  • director
    Martin Defalco
  • producer
    George Pearson
  • script
    Martin Defalco
    Strowan Robertson
  • photography
    Don Virgo
    Douglas Kiefer
  • editing
    Lucien Marleau
  • sound editing
    Victor Merrill
  • re-recording
    Ron Alexander
    Roger Lamoureux
  • special sound effects
    Don Wellington
  • music editing
    Donald Douglas
  • song - writer
    Buffy Sainte-Marie
  • song - interpretation
    Buffy Sainte-Marie


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