Augusta (1976)

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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Film Details

  • Film by: Anne Wheeler
  • Produced by: John Taylor
  • Cinematographer: Ron Orieux
  • Sound: Ralph Parker
  • Editor: Anne Wheeler
  • Original Format: Film: 16mm
  • ©1976, National Film Board of Canada
  • 16 mins, Color
  • Categories:
    AgingNative American CulturesWomen