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Warclouds in the Pacific
1941, director: Stuart Legg
This film, made prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl...
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Warclouds in the Pacific
1941, director: Stuart Legg
Japan's aggression in Asia added to North American fears of...
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Warclouds in the Pacific
Excerpt  (3:20) 1941, director: Stuart Legg
Description The film
This film, made prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, raises the alarm about Japan's military build-up. Scenes of mass rallies evoke the famous films of Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl. "Enemy" footage intercepted by Allied forces was sometimes used in NFB wartime films, reframed for Canadian propaganda purposes.

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This archival film from 1941 examines the new Japan which was emerging at the beginning of the 1900's ans was firmly established as an industrialized nation by the outbreak of World War II. Facing the greatest threat in their history, the democracies of the Pacific took careful stock of this new Japan and its strength, and erected a vast system of defense across the world's greatest ocean. This archival film reflects the social and cultural values and beliefs prevalent at the time of production.