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| 28 min
1973 7 films

Corporation(1973–1974) is a behind-the-scenes look at an iconic Canadian business, guided by its president, Sam Steinberg, who offers observations and reminiscences about his company’s 50-year history. “A company can’t stand still,” he says, “it must grow.” Viewers can witness the rise of Steinberg’s from grocery store to major supermarket chain in this seven-part documentary series.


This short documentary is the first part of the Corporation, a film series about the inner workings of the Steinberg supermarket chain. Through the eyes of President Sam Steinberg, the film depicts the company’s growth from a hand-cart and bicycle, then a horse-drawn delivery wagon, to an international, diversified corporation. “A company can't stand still," he says. “It must grow”.

  • director
    Arthur Hammond
  • producer
    Arthur Hammond
  • writer
    Arthur Hammond
  • narrator
    Arthur Hammond
  • executive producer
    George Pearson
  • photography
    Jean-Pierre Lachapelle
  • sound
    Jacques Drouin
  • editing
    Pierre Lasry
  • sound editing
    Bill Graziadei
  • music
    Donald Douglas
    Alain Clavier
  • re-recording
    Michel Descombes


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