STK-ID 36139

[Remark: these scenes deal with life of German prisoners of war being held in concentration camp somewhere in Canada during World War II.] HALS PAN across prison yard, prisoners sitting at tables outside, prison band playing in background. CS of man punching bag in gym. Shot of men boxing in ring. Exterior shot of balance act by two prisoners who were nationally famous in Germany before the war, man lying on his back, balancing ladder on his feet as other does acrobatics atop upright ladder. HAMS of German prisoners eating meal in mess hall at prison camp. HALS PAN across compound surrounding prison camp, prisoners walking about, barracks in background. Interior shot of two prisoners pounding steel on anvil in shop. MS of three prisoners repairing army boots in prison shoe shop. HAMLS of prisoners working in sewing shop, men making sheets and pillow cases. HALS PAN across men at sewing machines. MCS of two prisoners playing chess at table.


Excerpt from
Prisoners of war
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486