The Home Town Paper

This short film from 1948 takes an in-depth look at local newspapers and their relationship to the community they serve. Following the weekly editor of one such hometown paper for a day, the film tracks the local events that will be news tomorrow. In town, we meet the people whose names are scattered through the pages: the mayor and his hope of a new city hall, the local angler who breaks a record and even the lacrosse team, sharing spectators with the band concert in the park.

Credits

director
Morten Parker
script
Morten Parker
editing
Morten Parker
producer
Gudrun Parker
camera
Robert Humble
narrator
John Drainie
music
Eldon Rathburn