STK-ID 16402

Newfoundland Union Talks Begin (27/06/1947): shots of delegates from Newfoundland posing for the camera at base of Peace Tower. TILT DOWN tower. MCUs of some of the members. Sequence in large room, delegates seated behind table, Mackenzie King, Louis Saint-Laurent and several unidentified men, large wall map behind them. Two-shot of King and one of the delegates, shaking hands, pointing at Newfoundland on map. TILT UP from delegates to large painting of the Fathers of Confederation. PANs of several delegates seated at table, deliberating. MS, MCS of speaker addressing the camera: he explains the nature of the Newfoundland National Convention and its relationship with the British government. He talks about the National Convention's mission to Ottawa to discuss possible entry of Newfoundland as a member of Canadian confederation and explains the part that Newfoundlanders and the British government will play in deciding whether or not Newfoundland should join Canada.


Excerpt from
Newfoundland Union Talks Begin / Thanksgiving Turkeys
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio