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British Columbian Haida artist Bill Reid, jeweller and wood carver, works on a totem pole in the Haida Indian tradition. The film shows the gradual transformation of a bare cedar trunk into a richly carved pole, a gift from the artist to the people of Skidegate, Queen Charlotte Islands. Particularly moving is the raising of the pole by the villagers, as Bill Reid stands by.

Director: Jack Long
Producer: Penni Jacques
Producer: George Johnson
Photography: Jack Long
Photography: David Geddes
Photography: Rudy Pentisch
Sound: Richard Patton
Sound: Robert Young
Editing: George Johnson
Sound: John Knight
Sound: Barry P. Jones
Animation: Svend-Erik Eriksen
Music: Fred Stride
Music: Dave Robbins

Bill Reid

1979, Long, Jack

45 min 50 s


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