This Was the Time

This Was the Time

| 15 min

When Masset, a Haida village in the Queen Charlotte Islands, held a potlatch, it seemed as if the past grandeur of the people had returned. This is a colourful recreation of Indigenous life that faded more than two generations ago when the great totems were toppled by the missionaries and the costly potlatch was forbidden by law. The film shows how one village lived again the old glory, with singing, dancing, feasting, and the raising of a towering totem as a lasting reminder of what once was.

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Générique
  • réalisateur
    Eugene Boyko
  • producteur
    Eugene Boyko
  • photographie
    Eugene Boyko
  • producteur exécutif
    William Brind
  • scénario
    Jacques Bensimon
  • montage
    Jacques Bensimon
  • son
    Bev Davidson
  • montage sonore
    Les Halman
  • narrateur
    James Carney
  • ré-enregistrement
    Roger Lamoureux