STK-ID 37801

Camera on Labour No 2: New Life for Ghost Town Miners: shots of various sections of abandoned mine in Nordegg, Alberta showing buildings, empty ore cars rusting away on train tracks, deserted grounds, piles of scrap, half empty spools of cable with grass taking over, abandoned machine tool and work bench in machine shop. Rear shot of man closing gate across access road, locking it. Closer shot of man closing and locking gate. CU of chain and padlock. Shots of abandoned equipment, man walking about, pausing now and then. LS of mine from across road. Shot of jeep speeding by camera. LAMS PAN along row of abandoned cottages. Various shots of abandoned houses, weeds growing unchecked, of abandoned buildings including churches, business places, the "Brazeau Hotel", post office, the "Lake View Hotel", signs fluttering in wind. PANs over ghost town.


Excerpt from
Camera on Labour No. 2
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w, 35mm neg b&w
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