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Klee Wyck - DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB524220
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Graham McInnes
Directors:  Grant Crabtree
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Ottawa), Office national du film du Canada (Ottawa)
Subject:  Architecture, Arts, Biography, Documentary, Indigenous Peoples, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1947
Running Time:  15:02

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Filmed in 1946, this is the story of Emily Carr, who found exciting subject matter in British Columbia's Pacific coast, its giant trees and its Indigenous villages, totems and carvings. On a visit to the Ucluelet Indian Reserve on Vancouver Island in 1898, the Nuu-chah-nulth  people gave her the name Klee Wick, meaning Laughing One. Her canvases are shown with the scenes where they were painted. At the end of the film Tse-shaht painter George Clutesi is pictured as Carr left her paintbrushes and other materials to him. This film is no. 5 of the Canadian Artists series.

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