Item F1990:14/005 - Spatsizi wilderness

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Spatsizi wilderness

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  • Source of title proper: Original container marked: "Roll #2 / . . . / 'Spatsizi Wilderness' / Klahanie / 'Spatsizi Wilderness' / . . . . ".

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  • [ca. 1956-1970] (Creation)

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1 film reel (ca. 600 ft) : original reversal, colour, silent ; 16 mm

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The item consists of a film reel containing a documentary. It shows the unique wilderness of the Spatsizi Plateau, and the area's flora, fauna and scenery, as observed by guide-outfitter Tommy Walker. The film points out the negative impact of recent development in the area, and emphasizes the importance of preserving the Spatsizi. Mountain sheep, Stone sheep, Osborn caribou, moose, eagles, beaver, marmots, and many other wildlife species are shown.

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Copyright assigned to British Columbia Archives by the co-executors of the Thomas Walker estate, December 2005.

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Walker's narration script and content notes in file F1990:14.

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General note

This reel had been alienated from the Tommy Walker accession prior to its 1990 donation. It has now been re-integrated with the other Walker films. A version of this film appears to have been broadcast on the CBC television series "Klahanie" some time in the early 1970s.

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References: T.A. Walker, "Spatsizi", pp. 215-250.

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Accession number(s): F1990:14

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Previously known as AAAA5378.

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photography: Tommy Walker; producing agency/company: Tommy Walker

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