Salmon people

Canada, 1977

Film
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The legendary relationship between the West Coast Indians and the salmon, once their staple food, is revealed in this film that contrasts ancient myth and modern reality. We see how Raven finds riches in the harvest of the salmon, only to lose everything through a thoughtless act against the Spirit of the Salmon. So too does modern man jeopardise his living from the sea by heedless action. Images of ancient spear-fishing and primitive smoke-houses contrast with images of today’s Indians operating a seiner and working in a cooperative cannery.

Credits

director

Tony Westman

producer

Shelah Reljic

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:24:43:00

Colour

Colour

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