River of wood

Canada, 1958

Film
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In words and music, this film brings to the screen a great seasonal event of the Quebec spruce forests - the log drive. A ballad singer comments musically on this annual spectacle. Water-borne, the vast aggregation of logs moves downstream, spurred by dynamite and sharp-tipped cant hooks, tossed and twirled by the boots of leaping men. An abridged version of Log Drive (Title Code 006435).

Credits

director

Raymond Garceau

producer

David Bairstow

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:16:07:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

27966

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Logging

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Timber - Canada

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

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Quebec (Province)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Forests and forestry - Canada

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Loggers

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Logging

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Timber - Canada

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Music & Performing Arts → Folk music - Canada

Places → Quebec (Province)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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