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ERNEST BROWN: PIONEER PHOTOGRAPHER

Canada, 1973 (MIFF 1974)

Director: Tom Radford

A look at Western Canada at the turn of the century through the critical eyes of Ernest Brown, a photographer, genius, caustic social critic, historian, and lover of life. The film spans his life and times on the frontier—the wild beauty of the country he came to. the great sense of both independence and community he found among the homesteaders, the hard times of the depression, and through it all, Brown's struggle to preserve and communicate the identity and history of the west.

The story was adapted from the manuscript and photograph collection of Ernest Brown, by writer-director, Tom Radford and filmed on'location in central and southern Alberta.

Best Documentary, Yorkton Film Festival.

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