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

Billy Crane Moves Away

1967, Director: Colin Low

      1 min 26 s


    


Questions 1. What are the issues that affect Billy Crane?

2. How does the technique of the documentary influence our understanding and appreciation of Billy Crane's comments?


About This Film

Short Description

The people of Fogo Island, Newfoundland, voice their daily concerns and thoughts about the future. Fisherman Billy Crane tells why he is being forced to leave the island to seek employment.


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