Treasure of the Forest

From the Canada Carries On series, this archival film is about the industries that draw their wealth from the raw material supplied by Canada's forests. Filmed in the rain forests of the British Columbia coast, it shows how giant conifers are felled, transported by water routes to sawmills and cut into lumber or reduced to Canada's greatest single export, newsprint. Realization of the need for conservation has led to an extensive program of aerial stocktaking and a system of planned cutting and reforestation.

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Film Credits

director
Roger Blais
producer
Nicholas Balla
script
Stuart Nutter
commentary
Tim Wilson
photography
John Spotton
editing
George Kaczender
sound editing
Stuart Baker
Joan Edward
narrator
Bert Adkins

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