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| 2 min
2009 13 films

Vistas - 13 short films on the theme of "nationhood". Produced by the National Film Board of Canada and APTN.


This beautiful short film captures the quiet dignity of a day in the life of a Northern trapper, without use of any dialogue.

  • writer
    Shannon Letandre
  • director
    Shannon Letandre
  • editor
    Kenneth George Godwin
  • director of photography
    Claude Savard
  • sound recordist
    Kirby Hammond
  • production assistant
    Richard Ross
  • sound edit
    Howard Rissin
  • mix
    Howard Rissin
  • on-line
    Tony Wytinck
  • colour correction
    Tony Wytinck
  • production supervisor
    Scott Collins
  • production coordinator
    Monique Perron
    Rolande Petit
  • program administrator
    Cyndi Forcand
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
  • series producer
    Vanessa Loewen
    Joe MacDonald
  • series executive producer
    Peter Strutt
    Derek Mazur
  • producer
    Joe MacDonald
  • executive producer
    Derek Mazur


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Ages 12 to 17

History and Citizenship Education - Culture and Currents of Thought (1500-present)
Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society
Social Studies - Canadian Politics and Government
Social Studies - Law

Identify key shareholders who have a stake in native hunting and fishing rights. Students will develop either a position paper, a PSA, short play or investigative news story which addresses land claim agreements which affirm the rights of First Nations people to hunt primarily for food. Have modern times altered the need among First Nations people to live off the land? How is environmental sustainability practiced?

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