STK-ID 40994

Indigenous village: dark shot at night of palisade with dog on other side. TILT UP posts to smoke billowing up from fire and to various carcasses of animals hanging from branches and poles, bones. PAN, TILT UP of palisade (soft focus) in better light, with carcasses of animals appearing into view. HAMLS of hut, trees, snow on ground, smoky fire in left foreground, file of missionaries walking towards hut, entering, hut is a chapel. Rear side view of same. Shot of front of hut. PAN along palisade surrounding village to elevated hut and part of village, no people are visible. Two takes slow PAN, of foliage, sun, TILT DOWN to palisade. PAN of same. LALS of Indigenous man as lookout in tree, he comes down ladder in a hurry. MLS of teepee made out of bark, smoke pouring from top, missionary approaching, teetering. MSs of three masks hanging from poles in village. MS of hut in summer, woman working beside it, man on roof of hut. HAMLS of man's hand severed at wrist on ground - dark shot. HAS into pot of food cooking over fire. PAN of palisade from inside village. Front MS of hut, people moving inside. [Village is replica of Indigenous village circa 1640]


Excerpt from
Astataïon ou Le festin des morts
Quebec (province)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, HDCAM SR
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080