Nitrate Treasures comes to Winnipeg

 

It was a great experience to be a part of the screening at Cinematheque in Winnipeg of the 1919-1920 footage of (mostly) northern Canada that was recently returned to the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives.

Following the screening, I had the opportunity to share the stage with Kevin Nikkel of Five Door Films and James Gorton (the moving image and sound archivist at the HBC Archives), to discuss aspects of the history and context of this remarkable film footage. Maureen Dolyniuk, Keeper of the HBC Archives, served as the Master of Ceremonies, adding continuity to our stories about the film’s making almost one hundred years ago, its more recent journey from London, England to Winnipeg, Canada and the current work being done to connect the film to communities across the country.

Alison Gilmour provides a review of Nitrate Treasures on her blog on CBC:

http://www.cbc.ca/manitoba/scene/other/2012/02/15/extraordinary-film-a-visual-treasure-trove-culled-from-hudsons-bay-company-archives/

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