Social Issues and the Economy

National Film Board documentaries reflect upon incidents from Canada’s past and show political history as it happens.

Excerpts


The Back-breaking Leaf

The Back-breaking Leaf 1


Billy Crane Moves Away

Billy Crane Moves Away 1

Billy Crane Moves Away 2


Camera On Labour no. 4

Camera On Labour no. 4 1


Citizen Discussions

Citizen Discussions 1


Home Front

Home Front 1

Home Front 2


Newfoundland Sentinel of the Atlantic

Newfoundland Sentinel of the Atlantic 1


Strike in Town

Strike in Town 1

Home Front

1940, Director:

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Questions 1. What contrast does this excerpt make between the roles of men and women in time of war? Is the distinction valid today?

2. How does the narrator influence your understanding and appreciation of the message? What would be the effect of using a female voice?


About This Film

Short Description

With the outbreak of World War II women shouldered the tasks of maintaining the home front and providing the support needed by the fighting men.


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