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Requiem for Cassiar, BC


A film by NNBY - Northern Native Broadcasting Yukon (29:01): "Shot and Edited in 1992. Cassiar's last day came on Hallowe'en. My most vivid memory is the end credits shot of John Slana taking down his own equipment on Carmacks Street. The shot vividly portrays the cold reality of no more money and yet it was more than money which blossomed a whole community in the wilderness of Canada's North. They just don't make towns like that anymore and that is a sad state of affairs in what once made our country great...building a mix of international citizens in a small northern town. Cassiar was my first exposure to there being a much larger world and helped me seek out larger opportunities and experiences."

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