STK-ID 18686

CUs of raging flood waters. AERIAL SHOTs of snow-capped mountains at Fraser River. MS of swift Fraser River waters. Low level AERIAL SHOT of flooded countryside. Shot of city bus picking up passengers. Shots of men unloading dead sheep from rowboat, of dead sheep on shore. Shot of cows being loaded into trucks. BOATING SHOT of flooded town. CU of sailor rowing camera boat. AERIAL SHOT of flooded town, countryside beyond. Shot of cantilever bridge spanning Fraser River. Shot of tugboat struggling against swift current. Shot of current, debris floating down river. Sequence showing group of men building up dikes, hauling earth in sacks, women feeding men. Low level AERIAL SHOT of flooded mountainous country. MS of sign "Blood Donor Clinic". Sequence showing civil defence people at work in office, studying maps, giving orders, calling on telephone. Sequence showing men lining up for work groups, boarding trucks, being driven to danger spots. Shots of men working on sandbag dams, of women cooking, of Saint John Ambulance men treating injuries, of vans driving up to box cats to load up with supplies. BOATING SHOT of flooded farms, countryside, of sign "Welcome to Township of Chilliwhack". Night shots of flood, of men working.


Excerpt from
Operation Overflow
Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, Fraser River
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio