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NITRATE TREASURES: ACHIVAL HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY FILM

WED, FEB 15 / 7 pm
MAY 11 - 13 / 7 pm
1920, 30 MIN, Silent, B&W
Q&A and reception to follow

The Manitoba Historical Society in partnership with the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives and Five Door Films will host an event to celebrate the return to Canada of rarely seen films documenting the Hudson Bay Company’s activities and first nations communities in the Canadian north in the early 20th century. The screening includes excerpts from the newly transferred nitrate film footage of The Romance of the Far Fur Country which premiered on May 23, 1920, at Winnipeg’s illustrious Allen Theatre. The film was then released across Western Canada, and was eventually re-cut for a British version and screened in London. Less than a decade later, the film disappeared from public view; the canisters of nitrate film stock were packed away by the HBC in an archive in London for safe keeping — but lost to the world… until now.

The screening will be followed by presentations that will discuss the circumstances surrounding the return of the films as well as the projects that are underway to promote them to wider audiences and to the communities represented in the films.

This event is generously sponsored by the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives and the Manitoba Historical Society

 

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