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In this age, when most people follow their dreams passively on the television screen, there are still a few individuals whose passion is for the real thing. Here is a film about such a one, with a passion for wings and the freedom of the skies. Filmed by Bill Mason, whose own devotion is to the canoe (Paddle to the Sea, and Path of the Paddle), the subject here is his friend Blake James, another filmmaker, who pilots his own one-man plane. The film is Mason's view of this "hobo of the skies," but it is also an adventure.

1969, 19 min 17 s

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Golden Sheaf Award for Best Direction to Bill Mason
Yorkton Film Festival
October 18 to 23 1971, Yorkton - Canada

Golden Sheaf Award for Best Social Film
Yorkton Film Festival
October 18 to 23 1971, Yorkton - Canada

Grand Prix - Golden Boomerang
International Film Festival
June 4 to 19 1971, Melbourne - Australia

Etrog for Best Film under 30 minutes
Genie Awards
October 3 1970, Toronto - Canada