STK-ID 52556

Large-vessel seal hunt. MS of sealer clubbing with spiked club (hakapik) whitecoat seal pup on ice floe, CS of him skinning it (2:13). MLSs of sealers working on ice floe, many whitecoats are visible on ice floes (0:40). Various shots of sealskin pans at end of cable being reeled back to ship, shots of bloody pans going up side of ship, shots of ship (the <<Brandal>>) manoeuvring in ice (1:45). MSs of fishery officer inspecting seal carcasses on ice, CUs of bloody carcasses (1:04). MSs of many harp seals spy-hopping in open water between ice floes (0:29). CSs of sealer killing whitecoats using handgun, one bullet in the head and then pelting them (3:22). MSs of seal spy-hopping in flaw-lead, sealers are visible on ice floe in the distance (0:44). MS of female seal and pup on ice floe, shots of seals coming in and out water through hole in ice, CU back-view of pup moving on ice, CS of seal in water hole, it slips underwater (1:12).


Excerpt from
Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Gulf of Saint Lawrence
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm, Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
16mm original ektachrome
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486