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Radar Station

Radar Station

| 15 min
On the Spot
On the Spot
1950 20 films

The first NFB series made specifically for television, On the Spot consisted of 15-minute documentary reports (which later ran 30 minutes) on different aspects of life in Canada.


This short from 1953 takes us on a guided tour of a northern Canadian radar defense post. There, Squadron Leader Bill Lee of the Royal Canadian Air Force discusses the station’s operations, revealing the little-known role of these isolated posts scattered across Canada’s Arctic.

  • director
    Allen Stark
  • producer
    Allen Stark
  • photography
    Jean Roy
  • editing
    David Mayerovitch
  • narrator
    Bill Lee


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