Item F1986:25/005.01 - Because it's home

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Because it's home

General material designation

  • moving images

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

British Columbia. Dept. of Travel Industry. Film and Photographic Branch

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code


Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • [ca. 1973] (Creation)

Physical description area

Physical description

1 film reel (00:25:50 ; 930 ft) : composite print, colour, sound ; 16 mm and additional film elements

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Custodial history

Scope and content

The item is a composite print of a travel film from ca. 1973. Not a travelogue per se, but a look at the quality and pace of life in the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii), with scenes satirizing the behaviour of an uninformed visitor, "Joe Tourist." Footage of Haida carvers and their work (jewellery and argillite carvings), beaches, an abandoned whaling station, a shipwreck, aerial views, general scenery.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition


Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

A digital copy is available. Please contact staff for further information.
A VHS reference copy is available for this item, V1999:02/002

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright Government of British Columbia.

Finding aids

Content notes and script in file F1982:11/001.

Associated materials

Related materials


General note

"Island poetry composed by Hilbert Gren.".

General note

Accession number(s): F1982:11; F1986:14; F1986:25

General note

Previously described as AAAA0204

Cast note

Hilbert Gren; John Merriman; Barney Hiney; Maxwell the racoon

Credits note

director: Bill Wiley; photography: Bill Wiley; post-production: Peter H.M. Van Uum; editor: Peter H.M. Van Uum; writer: Bill Wiley; writer: Rike Wiley; narration: Bill Barringer; production assistant: Peter Mylechreest; sound: Bill Armstrong; music: Bob Buckley; producing agency/company: British Columbia. Dept. of Travel Industry. Film and Photographic Branch

Accompanying material

Additional elements include:
F1982:11/001 - release print
F1986:25/005.02 - composite print
F1986:14/023.01a - A-roll
F1986:14/023.01b - B-roll
F1986:14/023.02 - C-roll
F1986:14/023.03 - B-wind negative track (optical track)
F1986:14/023.05 - 35/32 internegative
F1986:14/023.06 - dub master

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Accession area