Augusta

Canada, 1976

Film
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This film is the portrait of Augusta Evans, an 88-year-old Indian woman (the daughter of a Shuswap chief), who lives alone in a log cabin without running water or electricity. She recalls past times, but lives very much in the present. Self-sufficient, dedicated to her people, she spreads warmth wherever she moves with her songs, her harmonica and her soft-voiced comments. Award: San Francisco.

Credits

director

Anne Wheeler

co-producer

Peter Jones

John Taylor

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:17:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33640

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - United States - San Francisco - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Women - Interviews

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Canada

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Indians of North America

Biographical

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women

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

History → Biography

People → Biography

People → Women - Interviews

Places → Canada

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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