César's Bark Canoe
This documentary shows
how a canoe is built the old
way. César Newashish, a
67-year-old Attikamek of the
Manawan Reserve north of
Montreal, uses only
birchbark, cedar splints,
spruce roots and gum.
Building a canoe solely from
the materials that the forest
provides may become a lost
art, even among the Native
peoples whose traditional
craft it is. The film is without
commentary.