Item AAAA2669 - Salmon for food

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Salmon for food

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Vancouver Motion Pictures Ltd.

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  • [ca. 1945] (Creation)

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Industrial film. The British Columbia salmon industry. The province's salmon runs. The work of fishing vessels and their crews. The B.C. Packers cannery at Steveston: salmon being unloaded at the dock; cannery operations and processes (including brief shots of an "Iron Chink" salmon butchering machine); cannery workers (lunchroom, housing, other amenities); canning of salmon. Concluding scene of a family dinner.

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A digital copy is available. Please contact staff for further information.
A VHS reference copy is available for this item.

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Copyright assigned to British Columbia Archives, 1985.

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Viewing notes in file F1985:14/017.

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References: Listed in Duffy, "Camera West", entry #S/10.

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Accession number(s): F1985:14

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producing agency/company: Vancouver Motion Pictures Ltd.; producer: Leon Curtis Shelly; director: Oscar C. Burritt; photography: Eldon Wallace (Wally) Hamilton; sound recording: S.G. Wilson; animation: Marguerite E. Goulding; narrator: Don Wilson; sponsored/presented by: British Columbia Packers Limited

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