STK-ID 12591

MCS of three Inuit boys. CUs of the three. CU of puppy cooling off in snow. LSs of settlement on Ellesmere Island being used by Royal Canadian Air Force expedition for summer flying. CSs of waterfall near airbase. Shots of Fairchild monoplane, G-CAMB being prepared with pontoons for flying. (01/07/1928): field day is held to celebrate Dominion Day and Inuits join in the fun. Shots of races, wheelbarrow race, three-legged race. Elderly Inuits looking on, one elderly woman smoking pipe, laughing. AERIAL SHOTS of numerous ice floes in Hudson Strait. (28/06/1928): PAN of Government icebreaker "CGS Montcalm" crew lounging aboard. BOATING SHOT of ice off Akpatok Island (05/07/1928). Sequence showing large polar bear hanging up on deck, Major McLean watching it being skinned, men using crosscut saw to divide the big bear. LS PAN of large iceberg off Big Island measuring 3/4 mile long and 60 feet high (07/07/1928). Shots of boats going from land to "CGS Montcalm" anchored in Wakeham Bay, of cow being unloaded from ship in sling. Shots of ice off Cape Weggs and Charles Island (09/07/1928). [Titles interspersed]


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