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César et son canot d'écorce

César et son canot d’écorce

Bernard Gosselin

Canada | 1971 | 57 min
This documentary shows how a canoe is built the old way. César Newashish, a 67-year-old Atikamekw of the Manawan Reserve north of Montreal, uses only birchbark, cedar splints, spruce roots and gum. Building a canoe solely from the materials that the forest provides may become a lost art, even among the Indigenous peoples whose traditional craft it is. The film is without commentary but text frames appear on the screen in Cree, French and English.
Director Bernard Gosselin

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Bernard Gosselin