STK-ID 3699

Sorting mail (00/02/1960): shots of male and female postal workers sorting letters, placing them in pigeon-holes. CU of letters in woman's hand as she quickly and deftly sorts them. Shots of men sorting. Shots of men and women sorting mail. CSs of faces of women sorters, of hands sorting letters, letters being put, like card dealing, into pigeon-holes. Shots of men sorting letters and parcels moving along conveyor. Shots of sorters from various angles. Shots of mail pouring down chute, swish PAN to sorters at work. CS of man sorting. Shots of other men sorting parcels passing on conveyor. Shots of delivery room boys with trays of letters which they hand to sorters. Shots of mail passing on conveyors, of mailbags being dumped onto conveyor and carried to sorters. Shot of mail pouring down chutes, swish PAN to sorters at work. Shot of men sorting parcels and mail at Montreal main post office.


Excerpt from
The Broken Chain
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 16 mm
Shooting format
16mm original ektachrome
Aspect ratio