Still in one piece anyway

Canada, 1975

Film
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The film follows the Takaoka Maru, an enormous super-tanker carrying 1.5 million barrels of oil, as it ponderously winds its way through the Canso Strait to the oil refinery at Chedabucto Bay. It captures the intricate drama of docking and unloading the amount of oil Canada consumes in one day. Through an artful mixture of special sound effects, expressive photography, music and commentary, the film speaks both in awe, and in fear, of this creature of man’s making. A powerful documentary of a most unusual sort. Photographed by Les Krizsan and Barry Perles. Edited by Jy Chiperzak and Bruce Mackay. Sound by Raymond Marcoux and Bernie Bordeleau

Credits

director

Bruce Mackay

co-producer

Rex Tasker

Ian McLaren

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:15:40:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

28917

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Canada - Commerce

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Docks

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Oil tankers

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Energy conservation

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Docks

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Oil tankers

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Transportation

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Transportation - Canada

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Experimental

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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