STK-ID 30167

CSs of waiting hunters from behind at Déception Bay. MLS of seal sighted in water of bay. MS of hunter advancing carefully while testing ice. PAN over bay, return to hunter treading carefully to dry land. MS of hunter leaving open water, another joins him. MS of hunter on lookout. MLS PAN over entire bay to two rifles left standing in snow. CS of rifles left on ice. MLS of seal moving in water, wounded by rifle shot. MS of Inuk joining others. CS of men carrying small boat to shore, one pushes it to water, paddles away to reach seal, attaches seal and drags it behind boat, returns to shore. MS of boat pulled onto ice by hunter, Inuk on board standing up and pulling seal behind to bring it ashore, pulling boat. Various shots of hunters cutting up sealskin and carcass, first separating skin from fat and stripping it off, folding it and leaving it to chill on snow, then cutting open and gutting carcass, removing placenta and fetus.


Excerpt from
Debout sur leur terre
Nord-du-Quebec (region)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
16mm eastman color neg
Aspect ratio