Bush pilot: reflections on a Canadian myth

Canada, 1980

Film
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For some bush pilots, flying is like playing solo violin at Carnegie Hall. For others, it’s like driving a taxi. This film shows how bush pilots are slowly being replaced. In northern towns built by bulldozers and jet aircraft, the emphasis is not on adapting to the north, but on remaking it in the image of the south. This is a thought provoking film about northern development.

Credits

co-director

Norma Bailey

Bob Lower

co-producer

Michael Scott

Jerry Krepakevich

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:22:29:00

Colour

Colour

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

32885

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Canada - Rural conditions

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Canada - Rural conditions

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

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Canada, Northern

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Culture

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Transportation - Canada

Crafts & Visual Arts → Culture

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Canada - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture

Music & Performing Arts → Culture

Places → Canada, Northern

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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