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Year
1966
Runtime
28 min.
Director
Bill Mason
Genres
Adventure, Family, Documentary, Short
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
377
Checks
108
Favs
8
Dislikes
0
Favs/checks
7.4% (1:14)
Favs/dislikes
8:0
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Bill Mason's Paddle to the Sea (1966) is a 30-minute live-action Canadian short based on a children's book about a piece of wood sculpted as an Indian chief in a canoe, that journeys from the streams feeding Lake Superior to the open sea. "Paddle" isn't an animated character, nor does the narrator-of-few-words humanize him in any way. He's an object that the filmmaker follows, nature documentary-style down to the St.Lawrence river and beyond. It's up to us to give Paddle his thoughts; he is an enigmatic figure, sometimes silent witness, sometimes victim to animals, humans who would pluck him out of the water, and natural barriers. His journey is dangerous and LOOKS dangerous to the camera crew as well, with equipment seeming to go down into Niagara Falls, for example. An unusual viewing experience, quietly thrilling in its way. 3 years 7 months ago
  2. Joris B.'s avatar

    Joris B.

    Higher quality link: http://www.nfb.ca/film/paddle_to_the_sea/ 7 years 4 months ago
  3. monty's avatar

    monty

    Yeah, but I bet you watched it on youtube. 8 years ago
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