Cesar's Bark Canoe
- Documentary

Cesar’s Bark Canoe

Cesar’s Bark Canoe (1971)

Release : 1971-01-01
Genre : Documentary
Runtime : 57 minutes
Company : National Film Board of Canada
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Descriptions Cesar’s Bark Canoe

“This documentary depicts a canoe being built in the traditional manner. Cesar Newashish, a 67-year-old Attikamek of the Manawan Reserve North of Montréal, uses only birchbark, cedar splints, spruce roots, and gum. With a sure hand he works methodically to fashion a craft unsurpassed in function or beauty of design. Building a canoe solely from the materials that the forest provides may become a lost art, even among the Native Peoples whose traditional craft it is. The film is free of spoken commentary but text appears on the screen in Cree, French, and English.” – Anthology Film Archives

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