STK-ID 52566

Large-vessel seal hunt. AERIAL SHOT over harp seal nursery on ice field (0:30). AERIAL SHOT of sealing ship advancing into edge of ice field, getting into position for hunt (0:16). CS of bloody seal carcasses on ice (0:19). CSs of whitecoat seal pup, CUs of its face (0:58). Various shots of sealing activities around ship (<<Techno-Venture>>), shots of bloody pelts spread out on ice, a sealer is cutting off foreflippers, shots of sealers driving snowmobiles hauling sleds arriving and unloading pelts and spreading them on ice (1:58). CS of clubbed whitecoat bleeding on ice, a sealer is sharpening his knife, he pelts animal, CUs of skinned head (2:47). AERIAL SHOT over harp seal nursery on ice field (0:36). CS of sealer approaching whitecoat, ship is visible in background, he uses a wooden club to kill animal and then pelts it (2:54).


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