Paddle to the Sea

Director: Bill Mason Year: 1966 Run Time: 28min

Based on a book of the same name, Paddle to the Sea is Bill Mason's film adaptation of the classic tale of an Indigenous boy who sets out to carve a man and a canoe. Calling the man "Paddle to the Sea," he sets his carving down on a frozen stream to await spring’s arrival. The film follows the adventures of a child's hand-carved "toy Indian" in a canoe as it makes its way from Lake Superior to the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, through Canada's waterways. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in 1966. 
 


Director(s):

Bill Mason

Writer(s):

Stanley Jackson, Holling C Holling

Producer(s):

Julian Biggs

Genre(s):

Action/Adventure, Documentary

Language(s):

English

Ratings by Province:

NR Alberta
NR British Columbia
G Manitoba
NR New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
NR Nova Scotia
NR Northwest Territories
NR Nunavut
G Ontario
NR Prince Edward Island
G Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon