STK-ID 15283

Shots of clouding sky. CUs of official documents flying off, of piles of coins tumbling down. Sequence on unemployment showing idle factory, "no men wanted" and "closed" signs, unemployed men sitting, heads bent down, looking desperate, men rummaging through garbage cans, men (hoboes) riding trains, leaving town to look for jobs. Sequence showing men demonstrating, walking with placards, men attending trade union meeting, two men discussing in office, one man picks up telephone, man walking up to worker operating machinery and talking to him. Shot on men in line up being served food at outdoor soup kitchen. Shots of workers walking across street. Special effect sequence (fade to superimposed images) showing explosion, sparkles from welding, piles of coins tumbling down, sacks.


Excerpt from
Main Street Canada
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Video Disk, Reel 16 mm, Digital Bétacam, Video HI 8
Shooting format
Digital Betacam, 16mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio