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Our Town Faro

Our Town Faro

This short film is about the small town of Faro located in the Yukon wilderness. In the 1970s, Faro was poised for success as a mining town but when metal prices plummeted and the mine shut down, the place was destined to become a ghost town. But Murray Hampton, a mining engineer who became the mayor, was determined to bring things back to life.

  • director
    Mitch Miyagawa
    David Oppenheim
  • producer
    Svend-Erik Eriksen
  • cinematographer
    Allan Code
  • sound recordist
    Michael Code
  • editor
    Andrew Connors
  • additional editing
    Michael Vernon
  • composer
    Justin Haynes
  • sound design
    Gael MacLean
  • re-recording mixer
    Gashtaseb Ariana
  • music recording facilities
    Plughead Productions
  • audio post facility
    Leo Sound
  • post-production services
    Haeckel Hill Pictures
  • production clerk
    Christine Sears
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
  • program administrator
    Bruce Hagerman
  • executive producer
    Rina Fraticelli


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Ages 14 to 17

Geography - Human Geography
History and Citizenship Education - Economy and Development (1500-present)
History and Citizenship Education - Population and Settlement (1608-present)

Have students research one of the many ghost towns that exist throughout Canada and prepare a presentation to outline the town's history. Make a documentary-style film in the style of Our Town Faro that recreates the situation of a town's demise.

Our Town Faro
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