STK-ID 25730

Interior and exterior shots of small grocery store, people shopping in Toronto. Shot of people shopping. Various HASs and level shots of shoppers at Thorncliff Park Shopping Centre, of sign advertising Las Vegas, of small tiger laying down in small cage, of monkeys in small cage, of many children, of shops, including view of picture of Pierre Elliott Trudeau in one window. Shot of sign over door of "Williams Discount Foods". Interior shots of shoppers shopping, of prices well displaced. Shots of customers getting purchases punched out, boxed. Shots of vegetable display on sidewalk, of display of used bathroom fixtures. Long sequence in busy low income shopping centre, ceaseless activity. Shots at Kensington Market, Toronto, warmly dressed people walking by stalls, January weather. PAN along sign over entrance of cut rate store. Exterior, interior shots of second hand store, of discount shops, of old sewing machines on display on sidewalk, advertising signs prominent.


Excerpt from
Up Against the System
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam, Reel 16 mm
Shooting format
16mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486