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City of Gold

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A vivid recollection of the Klondike gold rush at its frenzied height, City of Gold uses a collage of still photographs to compare Dawson City of the gold rush, when the gold from its river beds flowed freely through the stores, taverns and dance halls, with the more tranquil Dawson City of the present. In this 1957 classic film, Pierre Berton recreates those agonizing months during which would-be prespectors struggled through steep passes and wintery trails to reach the fabled gold fields 2,000 miles north of civilization.

1957, 21 min 40 s

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Gold Caravelle - 2nd prize
International Festival of Films on People and Countries
December 5 1968, La Spezia - Italy

Gold Medal
Festival dei Popoli / International Film Festival on Social Documentary
December 12 to 18 1960, Florence - Italy

Chris Award Plaque - First Prize
International Film and Video Festival
May 4 to 5 1960, Columbus - USA

Honourable Mention
Festival of Experimental and Documentary Films
January 1 1960, Santiago de Chile - Chile

First Prize
Ibero-American-Filipino Documentary Film Contest
October 1 to 10 1959, Bilbao - Spain

Blue Ribbon Award - Category: History and Biography
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
April 1 to 4 1959, New York - USA

Best Film - Category: General
Yorkton Film Festival
October 20 to 22 1958, Yorkton - Canada

Gold Medal
International Festival of Mountain and Exploration Films Citta di Trento
October 6 to 12 1958, Trento - Italy

Film of the Year
Genie Awards
June 21 1958, Toronto - Canada

Award of Merit - Category: Arts and Experimental
Genie Awards
June 21 1958, Toronto - Canada

Honourable Mention
SODRE International Festival of Documentary and experimental Films
May 1 1958, Montevideo - Uruguay

Honourable Mention
Annual Robert J. Flaherty Film Awards (City College Institute of Film Techniques)
March 22 1958, New York - USA

Festival of Contemporary Arts (University of Illinois)
March 1 1958, Chicago - USA

First Prize - Category: Documentary
International Annual Film Festival
January 1 1958, Vancouver - Canada

First Prize - Statuette of St. Finbarr - Category: General Interest
Cork Film Festival
June 3 to 9 1957, Cork - Ireland

First Prize - Category: Documentary Short
International Film Festival
May 2 to 17 1957, Cannes - France

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