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A compilation of five titles on the logging industry and the lives of loggers. Filmed during a 1983 Loyalist bicentennial celebration in Nova Scotia, The Last Log Drive recreates an era when loggers took to the forest with oxen, axes and crosscut saws; a time when the log drive downriver was an annual and welcome sign of spring (22 min. 50 sec.); Jacks or Better: Inspired by an artist's visit to a logging camp, the film incorporates her artwork in a sensitive portrayal of the individuals who work in our forests (18 min. 12 sec.); Mac's Mill: Mac Armstrong of Waweig, New Brunswick, single handedly-runs a logging mill that was built in 1909. The man, his woods and his technology mesh beautifully (12 min. 7 sec.); The Forest in Crisis: This film dispels the myth that Canada has an inexhaustible supply of harvestable wood. It sounds an alarm for the protection and renewal of a vital resource (21 min. 20 sec.); Canada Vignettes: Log Driver's Waltz: Set to a lively tune sung by the McGarrigle sisters, this animated film is about a young woman who marries a man because driving logs has made him a nimble dancer (3 min.).

1987, 77 min 20 s

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