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

Newfoundland Sentinel of the Atlantic

1945, Director: Beth Zinkan

      1 min 11 s


    


Questions 1. What is the economic base of 1943 Newfoundland, as suggested in the excerpt? How does it serve both the foreign and domestic markets? Compare the image of the industry here with that in Billy Crane Moves Away.

2. This is a view of pre-Confederation Newfoundland, before it became part of Canada. What would appear old-fashioned and quaint to most Canadians in 1943 about the scenes in the excerpt?


About This Film

Short Description

Pre-Confederation daily life in Newfoundland. The homes, community events, ways of making a living and the resources of timber and iron are also shown.


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