STK-ID 13499

Starting her southward journey, the Beothic is caught in great mass of ice. Shots of ice, ice floes as Beothic wends her way through. Inuit family being unloaded at Etah Harbour, (Greenland). They were employed by Royal Canadian Mounted Police who considered Inuits from Greenland more efficient than Canadian Inuits. Shots of dogs on beach, man examining an ancient Inuit dwelling in the rocks, Beothic at anchor in bay, RCMP Inspector AH Joy resting in front of skin tent, Richard Finnie, photographer saying goodbye to Inuits, baby seagull being fed (it became ship's mascot) sitting on man's shoulder. Shots of gigantic icebergs. Shot of ice filled waters around Cape Sparbo, Devon island, Greenland hunter Nookapiungwah leading the way through a pall of mist as expedition goes looking for herd of musk oxen. LS of two musk ox. Shots of musk ox standing back-to-back, fending off attacking dogs, Dr RM Anderson photographing the animals. Shot of musk ox "charging". [Titles and maps interspersed]


Excerpt from
In the Shadow of the Pole
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
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35mm fine grain b&w
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720 x 486