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Indian Food Fishing on the Fraser River

Indian Food Fishing on the Fraser River

Synopsis

This short film about native food fishing on the Fraser River was originally shot in the early 1980s. The story focuses on the Fraser River sockeye runs that have sustained British Columbia’s native communities for hundreds of years. This film was directed and produced by the late Dick Harvey who worked for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and was passionate about the environment and Canada’s west coast wild fish. This digitally remastered version should make this delightful film accessible to audiences for years to come.

Fraser River sockeye in a first nations catch with what first nations fishermen called burn marks. These burn marks are sea lice and lamprey bites which are parasites that carry diseases from one host to another. Photos: Scott Renyard

Fraser River sockeye in a first nations catch with what first nations fishermen called burn marks. These burn marks are sea lice and lamprey bites which are parasites that carry diseases from one host to another. Photos: Scott Renyard

Trailer

Cast and Key Creatives

  • SCOTT RENYARD Executive Producer
  • CRAIG BERGOLD Executive Producer
  • DICK HARVEY Producer, Director, Director of Photography
  • DICK LAZENBY Writer
  • DOUG PARKER Composer
  • LLOYD STUMP Sound
  • TELESOUND Post Production
  • RODERICK HAIG–BROWN Narrator