STK-ID 31622

Slow PANs from vantage point looking north east across Ottawa River, Hull in background, Supreme Court Building, West Block, Center Block of Parliament Building. Level shot of top of Peace Tower, flag, TILT DOWN to mid-point of tower. Slow PAN looking east over Ottawa to MLS of Parliament Buildings. Brief shot of Peace Tower and West Block Tower from same vantage point. LASs of Royal Canadian Mounted Police standing at ease, Peace Tower looming over him in background. Several MCSs of RCMP saluting camera. Shot of four girls waving off screen, laughing. Long sequence on racial demonstration on Parliament Hill, many shots of placards, peaceful demonstrators, RCMP moving about, John Diefenbaker shaking hands, signing autographs. Shot of vice-regal cavalcade approaching camera, turning off onto Parliament Hill, motorcycle city police, mounted RCMP, state carriage. FOLLOW SHOT of cavalcade moving up towards Parliament. FOLLOW SHOT of governor general's party moving towards camera, entering Senate. Shot of Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod coming out on his way to House of Commons. (12/09/1968)


Excerpt from
Opening '68
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w, 35mm eastman color neg
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486