The Baymen

Canada, 1965

Film
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Baymen, no matter where they go, remain above all else Newfoundlanders. They were born to the sea, to a place in the life of their cliffside village, but many of the younger generation are now looking to the city for their future. This film shows the feelings of generation after generation of four families who have earned their living by gathering fish for over 400 years. How will the big industries now affect the lives of the Baymen? It follows a Bayman’s family to St. John’s (Vancouver Island), showing what such a change means to father, daughter and grandfather. Camera: Hector J. Lemieux.

Credits

director

Rex Tasker

producer

Peter Jones

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:28:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

32142

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Fishermen

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - Canada

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Small business

Animals & Wildlife → Fish trade

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

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Saints

History → Saints

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Fishermen

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Fishing - Canada

People → Saints

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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