STK-ID 20230

Shots of Prime Minister Louis Saint-Laurent arriving at Rimouski, being greeted by city officials. Sequence on site of disastrous fire, reconstruction showing power shovel clearing debris, man hosing down dust, two men salvaging construction stone, bricks, loading two-wheeled cart. Several shots of townspeople, including priest, young boys, salvaging bricks from ruins. Shot of Saint-Laurent chatting with two of the boys. TRAVELLING SHOTs of devastated area. Shots of Saint-Laurent trying his hand at hammering nail, meeting nuns from nearby convent, meeting school children, chatting with officials, with army officer re ruins. Shots of small cantilever bridge without planking. Shots of newer bridge nearby, some traffic moving along. PANs and static shots of devastated area. Sequence on arrival of Saint-Laurent at Cabano, being greeted, officials standing on porch of church, crowd of villagers assembled to hear Prime Minister speak. Various shots of Saint-Laurent speaking, of people listening and applauding. Exterior shot of Red Cross canteen, people entering. Interior shot of policeman, Red Cross workers getting meals from counter, of people eating. HAS and level shots of people eating. Shots of tent village, salvaged furniture outside. (30/05/1950)


Excerpt from
The Prime Minister Visits Rimouski and Cabano
Rimouski, Cabano
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