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This home movie was shot by Robert Dockum on Super 8mm film. The individuals that appear in the home movie include: Robert, his first wife, Joanne, and their three young children, and various extended family members and friends. Shot in several different locations, the film depicts scenes of: canoeing on a lake, water skiing in Florida, children playing on a playground, and Dockum's father riding his tractor at his farm in Hamilton, Ohio.
The footage opens to a summery day on a lake where children can be seen attempting to row a boat. The camera then focuses on the scenic coastline. On the shore, several family members are shown leisurely reclining on lawn chairs. A girl can be seen traversing the shoreline’s shallow waters. Back on the lake, the footage captures a clear blue sky, the children once again trying to use the rowboat and an agile water skier. The footage exhibits a slight visual impairment at 3:35 and 7:11. Moreover, at a different beach, the large family can be seen together happily conversing and sunbathing. In the evening, the family gathers at a long picnic table for dinner. Inside the cabin, the camera focuses on quaint home’s rustic decor; taxidermy deer, trinkets and china are on display. The scene switches to Hamilton farm where the children can be seen riding horses. The next shot depicts several family members enjoying a tractor ride. The film concludes portraying a small boy in a bird coop playing with a pigeon.
17 min 4 sec
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