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Atlantic Crossroads

Atlantic Crossroads

| 10 min

This short documentary focuses on Newfoundland's role in WWII. Due to its geographical position, Newfoundland became a central point of activity during the war, housing military air bases and becoming the link between the Allied forces and Europe. In stark contrast with the Depression in the 1930s, this film highlights Newfoundland's opportunities for economic growth during, and after, the war. Part of the Canada Carries On series.

  • director
    Tom Daly
  • editing
    Tom Daly
  • producer
    Grant McLean
    Tom Daly
  • photography
    John Norwood


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Ages 12 to 17

Geography - Human Geography
History - World War II

The film explores the mindset of Newfoundlanders after WWII. What were the options for political alliance and economic support? Did this sense of wartime accomplishment set the scene for Confederation debates thereafter? What production elements of the film make Newfoundland seem strong and prepared to seize opportunity? Do the narration and sound successfully integrate the montage of maps, stock footage, and close and aerial shots? Compare with YouTube-archived newsreels.

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