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Old 07-10-2010, 12:42 AM   #1
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I should post this under General Discussion, but maybe this is better.

Just received and watched my copy of Caravaners, a National Film Board of Canada documentary that was filmed about 30 years ago.

"The three hundred Airstream trailers that are prowling the highways of British Columbia represent a new breed of nomad. Too active to just sit at home, but too cautious to strike out on their own, these retired couples have signed up for an organized caravan tour sponsored by the company that manufactures the trailers. Few surprises are in store for the group, but then they're never alone, and they don't have to worry about the day's route or entertainment."

The video runs 27 min. 42 sec. and is a hoot to watch from beginning to end.

I think my buddy Chuck and I have the first two copies, since the NFB is converting their film library to DVD and when they get a request ( like ours ) they move that film to the top of the list.

You can check out the titles and find order info for this video on www.nfb.ca

Jeff....you have to have this film.

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Glenn, I can find a page with all the information, but not the film itself. LINK
I must be missing something, as all other films show fine for me.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:22 PM   #3
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I just checked out your link to NFB, and while the film shows up as in their collection, it doesn't show up when you search the store.

I'll send an email and let you know what happens.

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Glenn, I can find a page with all the information, but not the film itself. LINK
I must be missing something, as all other films show fine for me.
Same for me I got the page but no link to the video.. do you have to purchase it, or can you just watch it online.. cuz I gotta guess I'm only going to watch it once..
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You have to buy it, as far as I know.

So, you'll just have to travel back up to B.C. so you can watch it at my place. Or, maybe we can meet up somewhere on the road.

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You have to buy it, as far as I know.

So, you'll just have to travel back up to B.C. so you can watch it at my place. Or, maybe we can meet up somewhere on the road.

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I have watched lots of video on the NFB site in the past without paying for them. I would not even know how you would go about it. I guess we will all just have to invade your place to see it.

Have you ever seen THIS video about an older native fellow building a birchbark canoe with hand tools. It is quite intriguing, I have watched it a few times.
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