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Out of the land of Lilliput : a short history of the amazingly rapid development of British Columbia
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Home Oil Distributors Ltd.
- Variations in title: Historical British Columbia
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Documentary. One of three or four films produced or sponsored by Home Oil Distributors with the cooperation of the Provincial Archives, this film presumably traced the history of B.C. through photographs, maps and other archival materials. The title is an allusion to Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels", in which the land of "Brobdingnag" is located on the northwest coast of North America (i.e., B.C.). This fragment of the film includes a few shots taken inside the Provincial Archives. Other shots show an early edition of "Gulliver's Travels" and various early maps of the B.C. coast.
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A VHS reference copy is available for this item.
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Shot list in file F1981:09/001.
F1982:09, another fragment of the film.
This may be related to another Whitefoot production known as HISTORICAL BRITISH COLUMBIA.
References: Listed in Duffy, "Camera West", entry #Br/0623a; see also entry #Br/0393b.
Accession number(s): F1981:09
photography: Thomas W. Whitefoot; producer: Winston A. Shilvock; producing agency/company: Home Oil Distributors Ltd.; script: W.K. Lamb