STK-ID 21949

Refugees: two shots of elderly men playing checkers outdoor as children watch. Various interior shots of family showing girl sewing pile of clothes on table, mother and other children watching. CUs of girl sewing by hand and with machine, TILT DOWN to treadle. Interior shots of elderly woman drinking coffee and going back to loom. Various CUs of her hands on loom as she works. Exterior shots of several clotheslines in backyard of tenement, of children playing in backyard. Interior shots of parents putting children to bed in small, crammed room. Interior shots of dilapidated room filled with beds, bicycle, clothes piled on table, two children sitting desultorily on one of the beds. Various shots of woman sorting out clothes as children amuse themselves. Shot of kitchen, wood stove in corner, blanket hanging from opposite corner. Shots inside cluttered "laundry" with tubs all over the place. Various shots of slatternly woman stirring stew on stove, peeling potatoes.


Excerpt from
Refugees/ Ponies KLM/ CF-104
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio