Film: 9926

Places + Locations | 1950 | Sound | B/W

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Synopsis:

A film of life in Canada 1950's

This just gives a cross section of life in Canada at the time it was made in about the 1950's. Children playing on swings and roundabouts in a park. There is a rather bland commentary accompanying the pictures. 'There are more than 16 million people in Canada and the population is increasing faster than any country in the Western World.

Picture of a man pulling a single-decker bus along with ropes griped in his teeth. Views of forests, people working at a variety of jobs. Wild life - horses. The snow covered Rocky Mountains, grapes, potatoes The land area is greater than the whole of Europe and is larger than that of the U.S.A. There are engravings of scenes from the battles between the resident French garrison and the invading English at the end of the 18th century, including the British raid on the Heights of Abraham. Men using primitive tools to clear forests and plant the land. Views of Montreal - a view of the opening of the Canadian Parliament. Parliament based on the English example. There is a large interchange with the U.S.A. US tourists .

The Canadian Stock Exchange U.S. influence. Immigrants. A glimpse of Karsh the photographer taking a photo. Canadian troops marching around a parade ground. Canadian soldiers in Caen (France) Soldiers and snow. Radar monitoring In Alaska, trading in skins etc. stations. Eskimos and skating. Installation of pipe lines. There are artists, Ballet dancers, A Salvation Army band plays in a street. Monks chanting in a monastery. Trains & Boats. A liner arrives at a large sea port. All human life is there.


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