STK-ID 38922

Exterior MS of Cree of Mistassini entering Catholic church. Interior MSs of villagers sitting in church, a man playing organ while priest walks to altar to get his missal then walks back in church. Back view MS of parish priest and priest walking to altar for the ceremony. Shots of latecomers taking their places on benches. Exterior MS of a small old church. ZOOM OUT to interior MCS of prior ringing bells and ZOOM IN again on church and on people near lake. Exterior MS of the prior ringing bells. MS of him walking to church and of people entering it, TILT UP on church tower. MS of villagers leaving church. Various MSs, CSs of Cree man checking his fishing net. MSs of children playing on a boat of the "Société d'énergie de la Baie James". Several shots from different angles of Cree families leaving "The Bay Store" with packages. Several shots from different angles of students taking school buses to residential school and of parents and children standing by, of groups waiting for buses, some with luggage, of students in buses greeting and waving hands. It is autumn and all people are warmly dressed.


Excerpt from
Cree Hunters of Mistassini
Mistassini, Nord-du-Quebec (region)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
16mm original ektachrome
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080