STK-ID 35495

Two shots of eroded coastline, overcast. FOLLOW SHOT of two men and boy moving by camera in small horse-drawn cart, hazy sea in background. PAN from French language posters exhorting fishermen to mind lobster fishing rules, to part of small fishing harbour, pier, boats, town across bay. Two MCSs of man scraping hull of dory, of boy painting dory. MLS of part of village, blue sea beyond. ZOOM OUT from scene to include tombstones in foreground. Sequence in lobster packing plant showing women cleaning parts of lobsters, men dumping live lobsters into boiling water, fishing them out, dismembering them. Shots of women putting lobster chunks into tins, sealed tins being ejected by machine, being carted away. Sequence on sulky racer training farm, of trotters and drivers exercising on dirt track. Shots of race on country track, few spectators, dwellings in background. Shots of part of fishing harbour, dories in foreground and moored in mid-stream, packing plant on far shore. Level, PAN and HALSs of houses in fishing village.


Excerpt from
Aménagement rural & développement agricole
Quebec (province)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm
Shooting format
16mm original ektachrome
Aspect ratio