Paul Kane Goes West

Paul Kane Goes West

                                Paul Kane Goes West
| 14 min

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This short documentary showcases the work Paul Kane painted in the Canadian northwest in the mid-1800s. Travelling overland west to the Pacific in the mid-1800s, Kane immortalized the area’s great Indigenous Peoples, Chiefs, ceremonies, war parties, buffalo hunts, rapids and waterfalls. In this film, his canvases are projected with lighting that brings to life every glowing detail.

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Paul Kane Goes West, Gerald Budner, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Gerald Budner
  • script
    Gerald Budner
  • executive producer
    Robert Verrall
  • camera
    Cameron Gaul
  • editing
    Marion Meadows
  • sound editing
    Ken Page
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • animation
    Pierre L'Amare
  • music
    Eldon Rathburn

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