his 12-minute video
captures key activities from the 1936 documentary film
Porpoise Oil by Alexander Leighton. The original
20-minute film presents a dramatic re-enactment of the porpoise
hunt among the Mi'kmaq of Bear River, near Digby, Nova Scotia.
At the time this film was made, it had been almost 40 years
since the last porpoise hunt among the Mi'kmaq.