STK-ID 24560

Various shots of the potlatch and totem pole raising ceremony held in August 1969 in Masset, Haida Gwaii (formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands), British Columbia: LACU of Haida artist Robert Davidson in ceremonial clothing and headdress, smiling. Various shots of Haida men and women in ceremonial costumes standing about, talking, dancing after totem has been raised. One shot with totem in background. HAMLS of dignitaries in ceremonial costumes. HALSs of large group of men straining at raising totem pole, lifting pole upright little by little.


Excerpt from
This Was the Time
Haida Gwaii
National Film Board
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Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm eastman color neg
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1920 x 1080