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Bill Reid ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB521704
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Penni Jacques, George Johnson, John Taylor
Directors:  Jack Long
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Architecture, Arts, Documentary, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Peoples
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1979
Running Time:  27m 50s

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British Columbian Haida artist Bill Reid, jeweller and wood carver, works on a totem pole in the Haida Indian tradition. The film shows the gradual transformation of a bare cedar trunk into a richly carved pole, a gift from 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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