STK-ID 824

Bush pilot in Northwest Territories: AERIAL SHOTs of mountains, Arctic landscapes, snow, tundra. Shots of Inuit woman operating radio in Aklavik, of Inuit men playing guitar, accordion and violin. Shot of doctor entering plane and taking off on lake. AERIAL SHOTs of water, forest, prairie, buffaloes running for cover, forest fire in the distance. Shots of trappers heading for seaplane moored to shore. Low AERIAL SHOT of running buffaloes. Ground shot of buffaloes on the run, strolling about in tall grass as men take census. More AERIAL SHOTs of forests, lakes, and towns. LS of plane flying low over lake. Sequence showing two women sitting by sick or injured person, ambulance plane landing, sick person being placed into plane, plane taking off. Shot of plane taking off and high AERIAL SHOT of forest. Sequence on sick person being put into automobile ambulance for trip to hospital. Dissolve to scene in surgery. Sequence on float ambulance plane picking up sick Indigenous man. Shot of official of air ambulance service answering call for help. Cut to ambulance plane taking off, to men making signal to guide plane, to plane picking up injured man, flying off.


Excerpt from
Aerial Photography / Bush Pilots / Air Mail
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 16 mm
Shooting format
16mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio