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C'était nous : La Nouvelle-Écosse dans les films de 1917-1950

Porpoise Oil

A re-creation of the porpoise hunt enacted by the Digby County Micmacs (Bear River) and the subsequent rendering of the carcasses into oil. The oil was sold by the Micmacs to various local businesses for a time; but the practice died out when there was not longer any market for the product.

date: 1936

médium: 1 film reel (00:23:40 hrs.) : silent, b&w

cinéaste: Dr. Alexander Leighton

numéro de référence: Dr. Alexander Leighton Nova Scotia Archives 1989-01 film no. Fb 2378


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