Item F1986:25/088 - The silent ones

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The silent ones

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  • moving images

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British Columbia. Dept. of Recreation and Conservation. Photographic Branch

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  • 1957 (Creation)

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Physical description

1 film reel (00:24:52 ; 895 ft) : composite print, colour, sound ; 16 mm and additional film elements

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The item is a composite print of a documentary film from 1957. It depicts the expedition of the BC Provincial Museum and the University of British Columbia to Anthony Island in the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) to salvage Haida totem poles and other relics. Scenes at the abandoned villages of Ninstints, Tanu and Skedans.

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A digital copy was made in 2019, see reference staff for details.
A VHS reference copy is available for this item, V1990:20/012
Type C video master, V1986:64/009.01
U-Matic video sub-master, V1986:64/009.02
Betacam SP video sub-master, V1986:64/009.03

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Copyright Government of British Columbia.

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Content notes in file F1982:11/010.

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General note

References: Listed in Duffy, "Camera West", entry #S/41.

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

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Previously described as AAAA2732

Credits note

producing agency/company: British Columbia. Dept. of Recreation and Conservation. Photographic Branch; writer: Harry P. McKeever; narrator: Peter J. Elkington; musical arrangements: Godfrey Holloway; photography: Bernard H. Atkins; director: Bernard H. Atkins

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Additional elements include:
F1982:11/010 - release print
F1986:14/058.01a - original reversal A-roll
F1986:14/058.01b - original reversal B-roll
F1986:14/058.02 - B-wind negative track (optical track)
F1986:14/058.03 - dupe negative
F1986:14/058.04 - A-wind (optical track)
F1986:14/058.05 - A-wind (optical track)

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