STK-ID 12588

Crew preparing aircraft for flight at Nottingham in the Arctic. LS of Fokker monoplane airborne over Wakeham Bay in winter. Shot of plane being hauled over snow by caterpillar tractor. Aircraft being started, running motor in cold weather. GROUND TO AIR SHOT of monoplane airborne and shot of it taxiing. LS of aircraft taxiing up to building at Wakeham Bay, Inuits watching in foreground. HAS from crow's nest of bow of "CGS Larch" as bow bumps ice floes in Wakeham Bay. Shots of men pushing plane on floats, out into bay. Several shots of Inuits, including children. Game of tug-of-war between Inuits and ship's crew. Two men boxing in snow, ship in background. CS of Inuit woman's hands as she sews sealskin moccassin, CS of her face. CS of elderly woman's hands scraping sealskin. Sequence showing men putting rope around dead polar bear on ice, hauling it aboard ship to supplement dwindling rations.


Excerpt from
Hudson Strait Expedition 1927
Canadian Arctic
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486