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Augusta

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This film is the portrait of an eighty-eight-year-old Shuswap woman who lives alone in a log cabin in the Williams Lake area of British Columbia without running water or electricity. The daughter of a chief in the Soda Creek Reserve, Augusta lost her Indian status when she married outside the community. She recalls past times including her residential school experience at Saint Joseph's Mission, but lives very much in the present. Self-sufficient, dedicated to her people, she spreads warmth wherever she moves, with her songs, her harmonica and her soft-voiced comments in Shuswap and English. (Award: San Francisco.)

1976, 16 min 33 s

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Special Jury Award - Outsdanding achievement - Film as communication competition
Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival
October 5 to 16 1977, San Francisco - USA

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