STK-ID 18925

Shots of crowd waiting at airport in Ottawa. Two-shots of William Lyon Mackenzie King and prime minister Louis Saint-Laurent, Mackenzie King and MJ Coldwell, Mackenzie King and Brook Claxton. Shot of Louis Saint-Laurent and wife. MS of group of Hindu nationals. MCS of five year old Tutu Banerji waving at camera. Shot of Royal Canadian Air Force Dakota arriving, Indian flag flying at cockpit. Various shots of prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru of India stepping off plane, being greeted by Saint-Laurent and his party. Several MSs, CUs of Nehru being greeted, Nehru acknowledging. Two-shot of Mackenzie King and Pandit Nehru. Shot of walk to reviewing stand, of honour guard presenting arms, of gun salute, of inspection of honour guard. Shot of Nehru meeting Indian nationals, getting a garland from little Tutu Banerji and from Mrs Kirpalani, wife of the Indian High Commissioner to Canada. Three-shots of Nehru, Saint-Laurent, Mackenzie King. Shot of spectators lining route into city, motorcade. Cut to arrival of Nehru's car at house of High Commissioner SK Kirpalani, Indian flags. Two-shot of Kirpalani and Nehru, of Nehru by himself, of Kirpalani, of Nehru and Nehru's sister, Vijaya Laksmmi Pandit. Shots of Vancouver City Hall, of parade in early morning fog, float, soldiers, Indian nationals. Shots of ceremony, presentation at City Hall by mayor Charles Thompson, short speeches. (00/10/1949)


Excerpt from
Pandit Nehru
Vancouver (city), Ottawa
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080