Pleasure faire

Canada, 1972

Film
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From British Columbia, a day at a youth festival reminiscent of the folk fairs of medieval times, organised by people who choose to live outside the usual social pattern. The Pleasure Faire offered crowds a wide variety of hand-made objects—jewellery, beadwork, leatherwork, art, pottery. More than that, it provided a day of music, minstrel songs, dancing, and people participating in the spirit of the occasion, free of any commercialism or constraint. A day of joy, relived through the film.

Credits

director

Kris Paterson

producer

Peter Jones

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:13:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

34674

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → British Columbia

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

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Festivals - Canada

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Youth - Canada

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Alternative lifestyles

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Community life

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Alternative lifestyles

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Youth - Canada

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Youth - Canada

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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