Bill Reid

Canada, 1979

Film
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This film shows British Columbian Metis artist Bill Reid, jeweller and wood carver, at work on a totem pole in the Haida Indian tradition and the gradual transformation of a bare cedar trunk into a richly carved pole is demonstrated. The totem pole is a gift of the artist to the people of Skidegate, Queen Charlotte Islands. Particularly moving is the raising of the pole by the villagers, as Bill Reid stands by.

Credits

director

Jack Long

co-producer

George Johnson

Penni Jacques

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:28:00:00

Colour

Colour

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