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Bella Bella - DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB521412
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  John N. Smith, Ian McLaren
Directors:  Barbara Greene
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Documentary, First Nations Studies, Geography, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Social Issues
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1975
Running Time:  27:20

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North of Vancouver, 500 km up-coast, live the Bella Bella from Campbell Island. Since the coming of the white man these fishing people have watched their ancient Heiltsuk culture and their independence all but disappear. Today, in an energetic attempt to become self-sufficient, they are regaining both--successfully combining a plan for economic development with a program of cultural revival.

We hear the Heiltsuk language spoken in the film (Haíɫzaqvḷa).


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