STK-ID 27908

Winnipeg floods (00/05/1967): three shots of cantilever bridge spanning swollen river, house on river bank flooded to the eaves. Several shots of flooded farmland, countryside, people moving about in rowboats, walking on railroad embankment. LS of sign welcoming newcomers to Manitoba. Cut to Red River, bridge spanning river, high water. Two shots of three men rowing rowboat past immigration and customs station at border point. LS of men riding farm tractor towards camera in foot of water. BOATING SHOTs past 3/4 submerged telephone poles, through small cantilever bridge, along railway embankment. Two shots of two men riding on top of horse-drawn delivery wagon. Sequence on people riding outboard motorboats, rowboats as they are evacuated from their flooded homes, men moving household effects, stretcher case being moved from isolation hospital. Sequence on men loading household effects on flat bottom barge, moving effects. Cut to same effects on lawn. Shots of people being evacuated by pick-up truck. Three shots of army amphibious vehicle evacuating people. HAS of snow-covered bridge, one end under water, people moving on bridge towards pick-up point at water's edge, small tracked vehicle in use. Shot of man carrying woman in his arms towards camera, across water. Several automobiles moving past camera on rutted road.


Excerpt from
Winnipeg Flood
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio