Billie, the Buffalo Baby

Root Event

Werkleitz Festival 2011 ZOO

Parent Event

The Virtual Online Film Programme for the Werkleitz Festival ZOO Pet in the Net – das virtuelle online Filmprogramm
Billie, the Buffalo Baby
US 1956

This colour documentary on the last Bison in the USA makes no mention of the fact that these animals, once the most common, big land mammals, were almost entirely exterminated. It cuts abruptly to something Americans were always good at: telling stories about animals with names and their families. This is somewhat annoying. The film is still interesting though, because it attempts to show how First Nation Americans were dependant on the buffaloes for their subsistence. 

Frith Films, US 1956, 11 min, col