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Eye Witness No. 46

Eye Witness No. 46

| 11 min

These vignettes from 1952 covered various aspects of life in Canada and were shown in theatres across the country. Subjects included a floating laboratory ship from the National Research Council, a visit by a group of Canadian veterans revisiting Normandy plus events at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens.

  • producer
    David Bairstow
  • executive producer
    Nicholas Balla
  • cinematography
    Thomas Farley
    Walter A. Sutton
    Grant McLean
    Gordon Burwash
    John Foster
  • sound
    Clarke Daprato
  • editing
    Marion Meadows


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Ages 14 to 17

History - World War II
Media Education - Popular Culture
Technology Education - Science and Technology

What are the "new" technologies mentioned in the film? Discuss advances in technology since that time. What is the significance of soldiers revisiting a battleground? What is the tone of this film clip? Is it different from what you expected? Why was it important to show entertainment events on the news during the 1950s? Discuss the identifying elements of Canadian culture then and now.

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