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

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Sammy, Sammy

General material designation

  • Moving images
  • Records in electronic form (digitized)

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code


Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1975 (Creation)

Physical description area

Physical description

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

Custodial history

Scope and content

"'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." []

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition


Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access


Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Finding aid

Associated materials

Related materials


General note

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

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres