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The Man in the Peace Tower

The Man in the Peace Tower

| 10 min

This short film from 1951 introduces us to Robert Donnell, the man who served as Dominion Carilloneur at that time. The Dominion Carilloneur works inside the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and is responsible for playing the carillon on weekdays and at the request of Parliament. It offers some stunning views of the belfry with its bells, which range in weight from 10 lbs to 11 tons.

  • director
    Roger Blais
  • producer
    Sydney Newman
  • script
    Lister Sinclair
  • narrator
    Lister Sinclair
  • photography
    Denis Gillson
  • sound
    Clarke Daprato
    Clifford Griffin
  • editing
    Nicholas Balla
    William Davidson
  • music
    Eldon Rathburn


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