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High Steel

Year: 1965
Language: English
Format: 35mm Colour
Runtime: 13 min
Director: Don Owen
Producer: Julian Biggs
Writer: Don Owen
Cinematographer: John Spotton
Editor: Don Owen
Sound: Ron Alexander, Roger Lamoureux
Music: Bruce Mackay
Narration: Don Francks
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

High Steel looks at the Kahnawake Mohawks, famed for their skill in iron work. Owen concentrates on a group who’ve gone to New York City to work on an extension to a skyscraper. Exuberant and exhilarating, the film salutes their work, but also laments the forces which pull them away from their homes.

By: Steve Gravestock