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Augusta

Film by Anne Wheeler
Produced by John Taylor
Cinematographer: Ron Orieux
Sound: Ralph Parker
Editing: Anne Wheeler
Copyright: 1976, National Film Board of Canada
16 minutes, Color
Original format: Film: 16mm, 1976
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This short documentary is the portrait of an 88-year-old woman who lives alone in a log cabin without running water or electricity. Augusta is a non-status Shuswap Indian living in the Williams Lake area of British Columbia. She recalls past times, but lives very much in the present. Self-sufficient, dedicated to her people, she spreads warmth wherever she moves, with her songs and her harmonica.


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