Paddle to the Sea

07Sep09

paddleI haven’t seen Paddle to the Sea since my childhood, so it was a pleasant surprise to find it on the National Film Board site. If you’ve never had the pleasure, it’s a beautiful, well produced, short Canadian film about a carving making its way through the great lakes and out to sea. The film was made in 1966 and has lost none of its charm. Speaking of charming, as well as utterly Canadian, The Sweater can be found there too.  I also appreciated the compelling and wordless Afterlife, and the trailer to Passage, described by the Toronto Star as “One of the great triumphs in Canadian documentary film history.” I’ll certainly be tracking it down. Some of these films are available on amazon at affordable prices.

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