NFB Shoots East - Volume 3
NFB Shoots East is a 12-part series highlighting 50 years of NFB films about the Atlantic provinces. From touching personal stories, to portraits of public figures, to windows on ways of life now past, this series is a treasure of historical films and fresh perspectives.
Sable Island (1956): A visit to Sable Island, a crescent of sand off the Nova Scotia coast that for centuries reaped a grim harvest of doomed and broken ships. For reporter Fred Davis, the island's "ghosts" come to life as he visits some of the residents who run the weather and signal stations. The lighthouse keeper shows him the great lamp whose beams now warn approaching ships of this graveyard of the Atlantic.
The Children of Fogo Island (1967): A snapshot of children at play and helping with chores on Fogo Island, off the northeastern shore of Newfoundland. (Black and white, without words)
2002, 45 min 25 s
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