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Paddle to the Sea

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For all children and those adults for whom the romance of journeying is still strong. This great NFB children's classic is adapted from a story by Holling C. Holling. During the long winter night, an Indian boy sets out to carve a man and a canoe. He calls the man "Paddle to the Sea." The boy sets the carving down on a frozen stream to await the coming of spring. The film charts the adventures that befall the canoe on its long odyssey from Lake Superior to the sea. This delightful story is photographed with great patience and an eye for the beauty of living things, offering vivid impressions of Canada's varied landscape and waterways.

1966, 27 min 59 s

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Silver Medal - Category: Education - Language Arts
Annual Awards Competition / International Film & Television Festival
November 13 1987, New York - USA

Award for Exceptional Merit
International Festival of Short Films
November 13 to 18 1971, Philadelphia - USA

Certificate of Merit
International Film Festival
September 4 to 10 1969, Colombo - Sri Lanka

Best Documentary Film - Silver Plaque
International Children's Film Festival
September 1 to 9 1968, La Plata - Argentina

Nominated one of the ten best films of the last ten years
Educational Film Library Aassociation of America - Sightlines Magazine
January 1 1968, New York - USA

Golden Plaque - Category: Educational Films for Children
International Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults
October 31 to November 10 1967, Tehran - Iran

Best Film - Category: Creative Arts and Experimental Films
Yorkton Film Festival
October 16 to 18 1967, Yorkton - Canada

First Prize - Category: Information Films
Festival du film à format réduit
October 4 to 8 1967, Salerno - Italy

First Prize - Category: Stories for Children
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
May 10 to 13 1967, New York - USA