"Oolichan fishing; the preparation and rendering of oil from oolichans by the Kwakiutl [First Nation]." (Camera West)
The oolichan or eulachon, sometimes known as the "candlefish," provides an oil or grease which is a historic dietary staple of the First Peoples of the Pacific Northwest.
"The dependence of all living things on water. The physical properties of water; water as a habitat for such creatures as insects, birds, beavers, frogs; use and abuse of water resources by man." (BC Archives)
"Detailed views of fishing, with intertitles. " oldfilm.org
"A process film with interititles about the spring capture of alewives, an andromadous fish." oldfilm.org
"The Kokanee Salmon is a fine documentary on the raising of this little known species of salmon. We see how the eggs are collected an subsequently fertilized, and later how the little fish are let loose in the stream to end up on some lucky fisherman's hook. It was declared the best documentary film, and also won the MPD Nature Film Award" PSA Journal, Aug. 1967, 36.
"There is a lively and rewarding sense of participation about Nature Campers which, despite its threatening length, should give this picture wide appeal. In it, an eager-eyed group of young people and a few engagingly raffish naturalists pursue their studies of the outdoors with enthusiasm — and sound cinematics. Birds, butterflies, frogs and fish are among the creatures which come before Herbert Shumway's camera. But they come there, not just in the stiff ultracloseups of the studio, but as a natural part of the picture's development. The background musical selections are an enjoyable addition to an entertaining picture." Movie Makers, Dec. 1951, 412.
"Eugene E. Wilson has put together a completely charming vignette on the Silver King, the Canadian Salmon, told in verse and picture with simple clarity of purpose and delightful matching of words and images. In that Mr. Wilson also composed the verse, he is to be doubly congratulated, especially since the verse is in French-Canadian dialect, a much abused idiom. The camera handling, composition and final editing are all in complete harmony with the nature of the subject and its properly brief treatment. In Trente Mille Pool is a wholly entertaining piece of work." Movie Makers, Dec. 1951, 412.