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The finest kind: A peoples history of the Lockeport lock-out 1939
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- Moving images
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Tom Burger and Bill McKiggan
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- McKiggan, Bill
- Burger, Tom
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1 videocassette : (28 min., 30 sec.) : ferric oxide, copy, col., U-matic, NTSC, sd. mono, 2 tracks ; 3/4 in.
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Bill McKiggan was born in 1948 in Prince Edward Island. McKiggan became an artist, working with time-based mediums which frequently deal with politics and labour issues and topics. McKiggan often collaborated with Tom Burger, and together they formed with the Fish or Cut Bait Collective in 1980 until 1989. The objective of the collective was to finish their film, “Fish or Cut Bait”, which is about documenting the fishing industry in the Atlantic Provinces.
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Tom Burger is an Atlantic Canadian filmmaker, born in Ontario in 1945. His documentary film work often features labour and industry issues. Burger often collaborated with Bill McKiggan, and together they formed with the Fish or Cut Bait Collective in 1980 until 1989. The objective of the collective was to finish their film, “Fish or Cut Bait”, which is about documenting the fishing industry in the Atlantic Provinces.
The tape was donated to the Dalhousie University Archives in 2013 by the Centre for Art Tapes.
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Item is a video work about the labour struggle of South Shore fishermen and fish plant workers in Nova Scotia. The work is produced by Tom Burger and Bill McKiggan and screened at Centre for Art Tapes. Video was published by Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative.
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Videocassette is a copy. Location of master video is unknown.
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Videocassette is available as an uncompressed 10-bit digital master video file (MOV format), 8-bit mezzanine digital video file (MOV format), and 8-bit access digital video file (MPEG-4 format).
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Video can be viewed at the Dalhousie University Archives. Advance notice is required.
See MS-3-46, Box 28, Folder 46 for poster for screening of The Finest Kind. See MS-3-46, Box 23, Folder 36 for materials regarding work by Tom Burger and Bill McKiggan including write up of screening at Centre for Art Tapes of video The Finest Kind by Tom Burger and Bill McKiggan. File also contains write up of Fish or Cut Bait Collective as well as correspondence between Tom Burger and Bill McKiggan regarding Fish or Cut Bait Collective.
Video was created with Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative.
Copyright is held by the artists.
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Descriptive information was originally prepared April 25, 2006 by Anna Scarth. The archival description was revised on April 13, 2015 by the Dalhousie University Archives. The archival description was revised again on April 15th, 2019 by Liz McElroy.
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