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  • Short Summary

    Educational film about hunting seals for their fur.

  • Description

    British Instructional Films Ltd presents a Classroom Film.

    Landscape. Seal hunters push boat out into the sea. Seal colony. Very large number of seals on the rocks. C/Us of seals moving around. Seals swim in the sea and climb on to the rocks. Baby seals play. Parents tend to their offspring. The babies crawl around the rocks. C/U of babies. Two adult seals have a fight. Other fights take place.

    Men walk on the rocks with guns. We do not see an actual kill although we see a man take aim. The skins are prepared. Men scrape flesh off the skins. The skins are laid flat to dry. A powder is spread over them. Woman models a seal skin coat.

    Note: 2 x prints exist, check for best quality.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2291.05
    Media URN:
    74600
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:54:00 / 01:31:30:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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