STK-ID 28279

Sequence on boy walking on street at night, entering penny arcade, playing with machines, watching other boys playing. Shots of some of the pinball machines. FOLLOW SHOTs of two boys walking on sidewalk at night, looking at store windows, entering some stores, teasing Chinese laundry worker. FOLLOW SHOT of one of the boys walking on street at night. PAN over backyard sheds in slum district in winter, Montreal. Shots of buildings, of details of houses. Much snow in evidence. FOLLOW MS of man walking in driving snow storm. Shots of alleys, inner yards in snow storm. TRAVELLING SHOT, level and LAS of slum buildings, snow everywhere. FRONT FOCUS on broken windows, on interior of empty, condemned houses. Various shots of run-down district in Saint John, New Brunswick showing slum buildings, kids assembling around old car. Sequence on kids coming out of house, getting into small school bus, being driven away. Various shots of narrow street, a few people on sidewalk, man cleaning snow away from his front door. PAN of cluster of slummy backyards, snow, clotheslines.


Excerpt from
The World of One in Five
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk, Reel 16 mm
Shooting format
16mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486