STK-ID 21687

Fifty Thousand Loaves: three shots of harvester at work on prairie. Cut to wheat harbour, freighters, grain elevators. Focus on men on ice supervising advance of freighter through the ice in the harbour. MLS of prow of ship slicing ice. Bow on shot of squat freighter. Sequence on grain being unloaded from ship by machinery, grain moving on conveyor, flowing, pouring out of spouts. Shot of grain filling frame. Sequence on milling process of grain, grain being transformed into flour. Shots of sacks being filled: "Canadian spring wheat flour" stenciled on sacks. Full sacks fall into chute to loading platform and are loaded into freight cars. Train pulls away from the camera. Sequence on large-scale bread making in a bakery, dough being processed, loaves being baked and prepared for wrapping.


Excerpt from
Reportages nº 61
Ontario, Prairie Provinces
National Film Board
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Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Bétacam, Video VHS, Digital Video Disk, HDCAM SR
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486, 1920 x 1080