STK-ID 31830

Several shots of two Indigenous men in canoe, paddling past camera on calm waters, on rough waters, close to shore and in mid-stream, in daylight, at dusk. TRAVELLING SHOT of rough water from canoe, forward paddler visible at right frame. Shots of canoemen meeting another canoe on stream heading for portage landing. BOATING SHOT of canoemen, including CUs of paddle dipping in water. Side, front and rear shots of men paddling. FOLLOW SHOT of duckling in water to canoe. MS of duckling moving away. Sequence on men gathering kindling on shore, starting camp fire, spreading clothes and setting "table" for meal. Late afternoon shots of forward paddler fishing, pulling in fish. CU of catch. Silhouette of men portaging canoe, trees in background. Shots of men launching canoe, paddling away.


Excerpt from
Indian Canoemen
Quebec (province)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
16mm original kodachrome, 35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio