STK-ID 23116

Front MS of people dressed in 1930 fashions and various effects, household appliances, being towed up narrow river in barge. PAN along piles of burning pine stumps. Front shot of woman hoeing ground for garden, trees falling in background. Shot of children cutting and piling brush. FOLLOW SHOT of woman entering small log cabin. Shot of goat tethered in yard. Shot of man prying up log, cleared area in background, logs, brush piles. LS of town of Saint-Pierre, Quebec, church steeple. Front CS of caterpillar tractor approaching camera, rear shot of tractor ploughing furrow through newly cleared land. CS of man's hand pulling rope, TILT UP to CU of face. LS of gravel road, town of Guyenne in distance. Rear shot of man and woman waving as train pulls out of small station. AERIAL SHOTs over newly cleared farm land in Abitibi, over town of La Sarre, over bush country, tilled land, highway running through bush, over town of Amos. PAN across dense bush. Shots of men piling brush at night, of brush burning. Front shot of bulldozer ploughing swamp land. Profile shot of undertaker standing, horse-drawn hearse in front of small church. Shot of boys playing in school yard. Shot of man scything alfalfa, frame of new barn in background. LAS of balsam tree. DOLLY SHOT along edge of evergreen forest.


Excerpt from
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w, 35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080