STK-ID 25951

Evacuation of Native families during major flood in Southern Manitoba. MS of Native children being rowed to the road in a boat by volunteer. BOATING SHOT of boatman rowing, submerged houses and cars. Various shots of Native family coming out of their house, getting into boat and rowing away. (3:07) CU of suitcase and meagre belongings by the side of road, TILT UP to Native family waiting to get on to bus. Various shots of Native families getting onto bus with children, one crying. (1:29) Various shots of Native children being given Salk vaccine against polio by health nurse on the bus. (0:46) Various shots of men loading furniture out of flooded houses into a truck. (0:42) Various shots of Native families getting on bus, helped by driver and other volunteers. CUs of Native children looking at camera, TILT UP to little girl carrying baby from house. (2:47) MS of dejected-looking Native family waiting for boat in front of their house, getting into boat and locking up house. MS of volunteer towing them to the road. (2:08) Various shots of Native families riding on bus including CUs of children looking at camera, CU of elderly people looking out window and WS of bus. Views from bus windshield of blocked roads, driver asking directions for detour. (6:46) Various shots of Native families arriving at evacuees' camp and getting off bus, FOLLOW SHOT into registration building. Various shots of Native people registering, giving names to women at desks. WS of families gathering their meagre belongings from the bus, FOLLOW SHOT into hallway of large building. (4:58)


Excerpt from
Valley in a River
Southern Manitoba
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk, Reel 16 mm, HDCAM SR
Shooting format
16mm print b&w, 16mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486, 1920 x 1080