STK-ID 14443

Various shots of a seal hunter in Labrador assembling a square of white fabric on sticks and using it as a screen to approach a seal and shooting it, of another dead seal lying in snow with blood around it. Shot of other hunters, of first one cleaning out the inside of the seals he shot. Various interior shots of Bella Leo skinning seal in a large bucket with a special instrument, of her talking to someone out of frame (silent shots), of her putting bread into wooden oven. Several summer shots in Nain of seal skins hanging on a clothesline, of garbage on the ground spoiling with lots of flies around, of meat drying on posts, of a large skin stretched out on rack to dry with a man in evidence in some shots. Shot of a GMC truck passing on a Nain street, of mountains surrounding the bay with fishing boats in evidence. MCS ZOOM IN CSs of Siegfried Hettasch, from the Moravian Mission in Nain, talking (silent shots).


Excerpt from
Labrador North
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
16mm original ektachrome, 16mm eastman color neg
Aspect ratio