Totems

Canada, 1944

Film
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To the Indian the totem pole is the symbol of life, portraying the relationship between man and beast. Fitting into the landscape of British Columbia, these monuments, witnesses to an ancient and powerful culture, look down at us.

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

producer/director

Laura Boulton

Duration

00:10:17:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1944

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

322972

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → British Columbia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Indians of North America - Canada - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Indigenous peoples - Canada

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

Crafts & Visual Arts → Symbolism

Crafts & Visual Arts → Totem poles in art

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Spirituality

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Symbolism

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Spirituality

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Symbolism

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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