The Chairmaker and the boys

Canada, 1959

Film
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Episode of Series “Canada carries on”.
This film weaves a story around Ernest Hart, a beloved and respected craftsman of the Margaree Valley of Cape Breton Island, who for over fifty years has served his farming neighbours as carpenter, blacksmith and general handyman. While he makes chairs, his young grandson makes mischief, and Grandpa Hart is forced into yet another role. This film reflects the social and cultural values and beliefs prevalent at the time of production. Awards: Toronto; Vienna; La Plata; Cannes; Edinburgh

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

co-producer

Tim Wilson

Nicholas Balla

Duration

00:20:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1959

Appears in

Canada carries on

Group of items

Canada carries on

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

001855

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Canada - Toronto - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - France - Cannes - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Scotland - Edinburgh - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Awards

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Blacksmithing

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Carpentry

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Occupations

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Canada - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Nova Scotia - Social life and customs

Crafts & Visual Arts → Arts - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Blacksmithing

Crafts & Visual Arts → Carpentry

Crafts & Visual Arts → Furniture

Crafts & Visual Arts → Handicraft

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social values

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Carpentry

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Carpentry

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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