Item F-109-14-2-1-0-62 - Sammy, Sammy

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Sammy, Sammy

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F-109-14-2-1-0-62

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"'I ain't got much education. When I was 14 years old I was sent off to work in a logging camp. I was so tough they called me Sammy, Sammy'" [SFU 74/75 Film Workshop Showcase program]; "Another film portrait. Sammy, Sammy is an incredible old man who's raised fifteen kids and continues to live off the land in the interior. A true primitive artist, he makes puppets out of carved wood, old rags and bits of trash (i.e., a broken bowl serves as a hat). " He posts signs on the road outside his [sic] advertising his puppet shows. His home and yard which are decorated with collages, homilies(?) and 'sculptures.' The editing is good so the film doesn't drag. We shift from scenes from the puppet show to him talking, helping people build a house, at a drunken party with teenagers, etc. " [Handwritten notes (author unknown), 21 May 1975, in arrangement & description section of F-232 collection file]. Chechik (director) is well-known in the film industry, and is President of Omni Film Productions Limited (Vancouver), which "is one of Canad's longest established television and film production companies." [http://www.omnifilm.com/about_people.shtml#chechik]

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Previous reference code assigned by SFU Archives: F-232-item696.

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