Voyageur - Adventure On The Mississagi,… 1933

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    Mississagi, Ontario, Canada. "The modern counterpart of the old Voyageurs who, in their canoes, kept up communication between the stations in the great North-West." M/S of man walking towards the camera with a canoe balanced on his head. Another man follows him with bags over his shoulders. M/S of them loading up the canoe with their bags and boxes. L/S of them canoeing across a river - they are silhouetted in black against the light river.

    "Came the dawn, and the mists of morning." L/S of mists moving across the lake, canoeists in the distance. L/S of river landscape - trees bordering the river. "The primeval forest of deepest Ontario." High angle shot of the river. High angle shot from mountainside of canoeists on the river. "White water ahead." Low angle shot of canoeists approaching the camera over choppy waters. Canoe passes the camera.

    "Only the highest skill can take you safely through the rushing torrent." M/S of canoeist negotiating a tricky part of the river. C/U of fast flowing water. Various shots of men showing their white water skills. "The voyageur's home - Until tomorrow." L/S of the men making camp for the night. They have tents and there is a cooking fire. C/U of a row of fish hanging on a pole. M/S of the men crouching beside the fire. C/U of a frying pan on the hot wood. C/U of wizened old man in a hat tending to the cooking. C/U of fish cooking in the frying pan.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 650.

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