Small smoke at Blaze Creek

Canada, 1971

Film
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Forest fire in mountainous British Columbia, as experienced by the men who must try to quench it from the air and at close quarters on the ground. Over half of fire outbreaks occur through carelessness, and this film affords a close, vivid view of the result: a whole mountainside turned into a searing, crackling holocaust until nothing remains but grey, desolate waste—mute reproach to all who travel or work in the forests. (Awards: Berlin; Belgrade.)

Credits

director

Michael Scott

producer

George Pearson

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:09:38:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

28625

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Germany - Berlin - Awards

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → British Columbia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Conservation of natural resources

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental education

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Fire fighters

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Forest fires

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Forest fires - Prevention and control

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Fire fighters

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Fire fighters

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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