STK-ID 2344

[Remark: missionary and Government personnel are occasionally relieved by others and leave by planes and supply ship for civilization.] A group of Inuits stand by bear edge of water where a seaplane is moored. Priests and bishop of a missionary order say farewell and climb into plane. Excellent shot of plane taxiing, of other priests looking on, of church, school where children play, hospital where patients are being cared for by nuns. Various shots of settlement buildings, of man skinning a seal, of Department of Transport Radio shack. Shot of operator at the radio, of operator's wife taking care of baby, of family posing together. AERIAL SHOTs of ice strewn water, of forbidding shores as seen through the rigging of a ship. Shot of settlement, of children playing, of dogs. Shots of Royal Canadian Mounted Police post with men waving Union Jack, Stars and Stripes, the Red Ensign and the other unidentified flag. The post doubles as a post office. Mail arrives and is sorted. A man tends to several dogs tied to a long rope. RCMPs, Mounties and expedition members say farewell, board a dory and head for the ship.


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