The Dikes

The Dikes

| 22 min

A dramatized presentation of the work of the Maritime Marshland Rehabilitation Administration in the reclaiming of flooded agricultural regions along the Bay of Fundy. Through the account of a dike-keeper, the film describes the destruction that follows the breaking of long-neglected dikes during autumn rains and shows how M.M.R.A. engineers are cooperating with New Brunswick land-owners in the big task of keeping at bay the inundations of the sea.

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The Dikes, Roger Blais, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Roger Blais
  • producer
    Roger Blais
  • photography
    Lorne C. Batchelor
  • sound
    William Greaves
  • editing
    Victor Jobin
    Fergus McDonell
  • music
    Robert Fleming

  • None

    My uncle worked for MMRA. He worked on many projects with them. He was very proud of the work they did.

    None, 10 Oct 2021
  • rudin

    The text connected with this film has a small error. It should refer to the Maritime Marshland Rehabilitation Administration. It would be great if someone could fix that.

    rudin, 21 Nov 2018

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