On Friday, the National Film Board of Canada announced it had found a new film made in the 1980s in the Alberta Aquamaria.
The film was produced by the company that makes the film for the Royal Canadian Air Force and features a crew of eight people including a young girl.
The Royal Canadian Film Institute says the film was made to commemorate the centennial of the first Canadian naval landing in the waters off Newfoundland.
The National Film Preservation Board says it was made by the Royal American Film Society, which has been in the province since 1918.
The board says it has received a request for further research.
“We’re very happy that we found this film in our archives,” said Mark Larkin, director of the National Centre for the Study of Canadian Cinema, at a news conference.
“I think it’s a great thing for the province, as a province, to have something of this quality in our cinemas.”
Larkin says the RCAF film was shown at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.
“There was something about it that we couldn’t quite place in a historical context,” he said.
“So the RIAF had it put in its film collection.”
In 2008, the Royal Royal Canadian Academy of Dramatic Arts and Sciences published an online guide to the films in the country’s history.