The People at Dipper

The People at Dipper


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This short documentary from 1966 shows life in the Chipewyan community on a reserve in Northern Saskatchewan, where new ways of living don’t conflict with traditional activities. You’ll meet Moise MacIntyre, who is satisfied living along the lake with its fish and the game in the nearby woods, despite having the opportunity to leave. Free from the burden of having to succeed in the traditional sense of financial earnings, these people have created a sense of community that more than makes up for what they may otherwise lack.

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The People at Dipper, Richard Gilbert & Jack Ofield, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Richard Gilbert
    Jack Ofield
  • photography
    Don Virgo
  • film editor
    Dennis Sawyer
  • commentary
    Stanley Jackson
  • sound editor
    Pierre Bernier
  • music editor
    Donald Douglas
  • re-recording
    George Croll
  • producer
    Richard Gilbert

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