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Paddle to the Sea ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB523545
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Julian Biggs
Directors:  Bill Mason
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Children's Stories, Fiction, Indigenous Peoples, Language Arts, Literature, Physical Geography
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1966
Running Time:  29:35


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For all children and those adults for whom the romance of journeying is still strong. This great NFB children's classic is adapted from a story by Holling C. Holling. During the long winter night, an Indigenous boy sets out to carve a man and a canoe. He calls the man "Paddle to the Sea." The boy sets the carving down on a frozen stream to await the coming of spring. The film charts the adventures that befall the canoe on its long odyssey from Lake Superior to the sea. This delightful story is photographed with great patience and an eye for the beauty of living things, offering vivid impressions of Canada's varied landscape and waterways.



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