STK-ID 23573

[Remark: these young women are displaced Polish girls brought to Canada at Ludger Dionne's expense to work in Dionne's Spinning Mill.] Sequence on arrival of Polish girls showing Trans-Canada Air Lines DC-6 arriving at Dorval Airport, Polish girls deplaning, walking past camera on tarmac and inside airport. CU of road sign re Saint-Georges. ESTABLISHING SHOT of village. Series of shots showing ornate church, monument, the Dionne Spinning Mill Co, girls' residence and LAS of word "FOYER" over entrance. Sequence on Polish girls sitting on bench in front of foyer, nun walking out, meeting other girls. Interior MS showing two nuns and girl opening box of clothing. MS of girls entering Dionne Spinning Mill. Shots of girls at work on spinning machines. MS PAN, CSs of girls posing for camera, reading magazines, writing letters, playing piano, chatting with nun. Final sequence on girl learning to write on typewriter, other girls watching in background. (31/05/1947)


Excerpt from
Slavs Depart, Polish Workers Arrive
Dorval (city), Chaudiere-Appalaches (region)
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486