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Diary for a Place in Time ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB525968
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  John Brett, Shelagh Mackenzie, Barry Cowling
Directors:  John Brett, Jim Hanson
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian History, Documentary, First Nations Studies, History, Indigenous Peoples
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1981
Running Time:  28m 19s


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Few people still live in the southern Queen Charlotte Islands off British Columbia's northwest coast. Haida totem poles and the rusting remains of early industries (mining, whaling and fish canning) create haunting scenes of decay, which are heightened by archival film shots. More than the history of a particular place, this film also looks at how we perceive history itself.

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