Cold Journey

Release Information
May 6, 1976
The Pas, Manitoba
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
Funding Sources
Act/Policy
Budget
Distributors
National Film Board
National Film Board

Production Details

Executive Producer
Tom Daly
Colin Low
Colin Low
George Pearson
George Pearson
George Pearson
George Pearson
Producer
Martin Defalco
Tom Daly
Tom Daly
Tom Daly
Tom Daly
Tom Daly
Tom Daly
Tom Daly
Colin Low
George Pearson
George Pearson
George Pearson
George Pearson
Line Producer
Tom Daly
Tom Daly
Director
Martin Defalco
Martin Defalco
Tony Ianzelo
Director of Photography
Tony Ianzelo
Tony Ianzelo
Tony Ianzelo
Director of Sound
Hans Oomes
Hans Oomes
Hans Oomes
Hans Oomes
Hans Oomes
Hans Oomes
Hans Oomes
Music
Willie Dunn
Eldon Rathburn
Eldon Rathburn
Eldon Rathburn
Eldon Rathburn
Eldon Rathburn
Eldon Rathburn
Eldon Rathburn
Eldon Rathburn
Eldon Rathburn
Eldon Rathburn
Willie Dunn
Writer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Martin Defalco
George Pearson
George Pearson
David B. Jones
Editor
Martin Defalco
Torben Schioler
Tom Daly
George Pearson
George Pearson
Cast
Joseph P. Kennedy
Joseph P. Kennedy
Reg Gibson
Gilbert Linklater
Mary Linklater
W.G. Bradley, Jr.
Noel Starblanket
Alphonse Dorion
Chief Dan George
Chief Dan George
Chief Dan George
Chief Dan George
Buckley Petawabano
Johnny Yesno
Johnny Yesno
Johnny Yesno
Les Nirenberg
Les Nirenberg
Les Nirenberg
Les Nirenberg
Les Nirenberg
Susan Petrie
Susan Petrie
Susan Petrie
Susan Petrie
Susan Petrie
Susan Petrie
Susan Petrie
Susan Petrie
Susan Petrie
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Guy L'Ecuyer
Lilian Michelle
Gordon Bear
Morley Loon
Doreen Hayes-Bingham
Daphne Karol
Sharon-Ann Ewens
Jennifer Phipps
Jennifer Phipps
Cliff Gardner
Paul Fredette
Moses Bignell
Denis Lacroix
Denis Lacroix
Denis Lacroix
Denis Lacroix
Denis Lacroix
Denis Lacroix
Billie Foley
Billie Foley
Willie Dunn
Kirk McColl
Kirk McColl
Kirk McColl
Kirk McColl
Kirk McColl
Kirk McColl
Kirk McColl
Joe Plante
Willie Dunn
75 minutes, 1971

A feature drama about a young Canadian Indian's attempt to find a place for himself. It tells of the cultural shock of an educational system that teaches him to be a white man, and of his attempts to discover a way of life more meaningful to his Native culture and ancestry. It is a tragic story of unexpected pitfalls and disillusionment that are as cruel as the bitter wind that greets him on his cold and lonely journey. The film stars Buckley Petawabano, Johnny Yesno and Chief Dan George, and was shot on location with the people of Indian reserves and schools in northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

Commentaries


  • What happens to a child who feels that all doors are closed to him? This is the central question of Cold Journey, a 1975 feature directed by Martin Defalco for the National Film Board (NFB). One of the first Canadian films to tell a story based on...

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