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Water for the Prairies
1951, production : Lawrence Cherry
This film's propaganda roots are evident in the creative...
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Water for the Prairies
1951, production : Lawrence Cherry
Made in collaboration with government forestry protection...
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Water for the Prairies
Excerpt  (4:21) 1951, production : Lawrence Cherry
The film
This film's propaganda roots are evident in the creative control ceded to the Eastern Rockies Forest Conservation Board, and the use of the Board's aerial photographs. The reassuring, experienced forest ranger and the calming music project the notion that the Board has things well under control.

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With the steady falling of the water table, the careless exploitation of timber stands and the yearly recession of glaciers, water conservation has become an urgent concern of the Alberta and federal governments. This film looks at the various measures being taken to preserve the flow from the watersheds of the Rocky Mountains.