Almost Gone, Remains of Cannery Villages is a multi-media collage of photographs, video sequences, interviews and soundtrack. This 26-minute production evokes the essence of abandonment of the canning industry on the central and northern BC coasts, where the remains of buildings and people’s memories echo the experiences of long-gone communities. It expresses the disheartenment of finding so little evidence of an important era of BC history.
In 2003, Florence Debeugny travelled part of the BC central coast to photograph past cannery villages such as Bella Coola, Namu, Butedale, Bella Bella and Tallheo.
In 2004, she spent two weeks at the North Pacific Museum, a former cannery village close to Prince Rupert, photographing remains of surrounding cannery villages such as Inverness, Cassiar and Port Essington.
– North Pacific Museum, Port Edward, BC, in 2012
– Le Labo, Toronto, ON, Labo-Show: Digital Nomads, in 2008
– Vancouver Main Public Library, Vancouver, BC, in 2006
– Kitimat Centennial Museum, Kitimat, BC, in 2006
– Gulf of Georgia Historical Site, Steveston, BC, in 2006
– North Pacific Museum, Port Edward, BC, in 2006
– Alliance française, Vancouver, BC, in 2006
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