A new television documentary featuring interviews about the building of the twin schooners out in The Dory Shop boatyard premieres this weekend on CBC Television.
Nova Scotia Schooners (watch a preview at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3AcanoPUe0&feature=youtu.be ) takes an in-depth look at these traditional vessels and explores what’s involved with owning and maintaining a piece of living history. The documentary was filmed during the summer of 2011 and also includes scenes from the Nova Scotia Schooner Association annual race week and the reconstruction of Bluenose II.
Nova Scotia Schooners is written and directed by Tom Gallant and produced by Edward Peill from Halifax-based Tell Tale Productions Inc.
“This documentary demonstrates what happens when people come together around something they find both important and beautiful” says Tom. “It highlights one of our most significant Canadian cultural icons and underscores why these traditional skills need to be passed onto future generations. The beauty and grace of these schooners is captivating and I’ll wager that anyone with even a drop of salt water in their veins will love this film.”
Nova Scotia Schooners will be broadcast on CBC Television’s Land & Sea on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 12 PM (check local listings). Following the broadcast, the documentary can be watched on the CBC TV website at: www.cbc.ca/landandsea.