Bill Reid

Canada, 1979

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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.

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production company

ONF | NFB

co-producer

Penni Jacques

George Johnson

director

Jack Long

Duration

00:28:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1979

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