STK-ID 3869

MS of doctor entering ward of small hospital, preparing to give injection to male patient. Front shot of Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable in Buffalo coat and young Indigenous man standing in office. Various shots of doctor speaking at radio transmitter. CUs of hands on controls, of man speaking into microphone. Shots of doctor and attendant examining Indigenous baby in tent, examining mother. LS of dog team and rider, man running alongside sled crossing snow-covered flatland. Interior shots of tent showing girl unpacking supplies from bag, doctor coming in and shaking hands with girl. MS and CU of doctor injecting Indigenous child. Rear shot of station wagon speeding down snow-covered road towards village in background, railway tracks visible at right. Shot of boy feeding goat and young. Shot of doctor snowshoeing out of bush during snowstorm. Shot of dog team and sled outside log cabin during snowstorm. Side shot of dog team pulling up in front of camera, doctor getting off and putting on snowshoes. LS of doctor getting onto speeder and moving off. CS of hands removing various medical supplies from bag by candlelight. LS of radio transmission tower. Two shots of Piper Cub plane, doctor approaching plane. MS of doctor giving hypodermic injection to injured woodsman lying on ground. LS of doctor and man approaching with stretcher as injured man lies on ground, other men standing by.


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