Augusta (1976)

About the Film

This short documentary is the portrait of an 88-year-old woman who lives alone in a log cabin without running water or electricity. Augusta is a non-status Shuswap Indian living in the Williams Lake area of British Columbia. She recalls past times, but lives very much in the present. Self-sufficient, dedicated to her people, she spreads warmth wherever she moves, with her songs and her harmonica.

Licensing

For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Anne Wheeler, the distributor National Film Board of Canada, or Folkstreams.

Film Details

  • Film by: Anne Wheeler
  • Produced by: John Taylor
  • Cinematographer: Ron Orieux
  • Sound: Ralph Parker
  • Editor: Anne Wheeler
  • Original Format: Film: 16mm
  • 1976, National Film Board of Canada
  • 16 mins, Color
  • Categories:
    AgingNative AmericanWomen