STK-ID 19626

Street scenes in Pointe Saint-Charles: shots of woman cleaning steps of stairs leading to upper floor, of couple of women walking on sidewalk, of motorcyclist, of boys on bicycles and of public work barricades. Cut to damaged brick wall of condemned building. TILT DOWN clothesline pole to many clotheslines, coat hanger hanging from one. LAS of more clothes lines, tenements seen from rear, slums. LS, MLS of three kids on one of the balconies. LAS of balconies on multi-storey slum building. Shots of kids discussing bicycles. LS of diesel locomotive seen through chain link fence. PAN to man pushing wheelbarrow, TILT UP to barbed wire at top of fence. ZOOM OUT from and FOLLOW SHOT through fence, of CNR diesel locomotive pulling freight cars. Shots of freight cars, tank cars blurring past camera, ZOOM OUT to include fence. PAN of fence, TILT UP to track beyond. Shot of downtown Montreal in distance. Telephoto shot of downtown buildings, freight train moving by in foreground, chain link fence. CU of fence links and focus on ELS of downtown highrise buildings, ZOOM OUT. HA PANs over railway yard, buildings beyond, freight train moving slowly, section, hands handling switches. Incidental shot of utility wiring over head. Shots of public works repairing pavement, of kids playing, of people walking on sidewalk. Cut to sign re Community Legal Service, Dental Clinic, Mullins and Charlevoix Street signs. Sequence on children playing in field of tall grass.


Excerpt from
The Point: Community Legal Clinic
Pointe-Saint-Charles (Montreal)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm, Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
16mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486