Across Cultures

Cinema and Representation

The Official Voice

By Albert Ohayon and Marc St-Pierre, NFB Collection Analysts


Person interviewed

Nina Beveridge

Nina Beveridge is President of Beevision Productions, a full-service multimedia company that has provided animation, broadcast design and post-production to producers and broadcasters in North America since 1993. Nina now produces multi-platform content. Sample producer credits include: “The Idealist: James Beveridge, Film Guru,” a documentary; “The Calling,” an HD Film.

 

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Poland on the Prairies [1944]
Excerpt - 2:55


Ukrainian Winter Holidays [1942]
Excerpt - 3:29


Iceland on the Prairies [1941]
Excerpt - 2:05


Photograph of James Beveridge [1963]
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Ukrainian Winter Holidays [1942]
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Voice of Lorne Greene from the film The War For Men's Minds [1943]
Sound archive


Voice of Lorne Greene from the film Voice of Action [1942]
Sound archive

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Voice of Lorne Greene from the film The War For Men's Minds


Lorne Greene's narration seemed to represent English Canada's official voice during the Second World War. The Battle for Men's Minds deploys images of "the people's century" against Germany's highly orchestrated films of cheering crowds and marching troops. In this film, Canada's message is spoken from an internationalist mindset supporting the struggles of common people everywhere.