STK-ID 41584

Sequence on people with crutches hobbling towards old woman's home, snow on ground, conifers. Interior shot in dormitory, nurse leading a new patient to a bed, an old woman in a shawl lying in bed, putting book back on table alongside picture of relatives and crucifix. Interior view of work room, old women wearing shawls on their heads, sewing. Full face shots of one old woman sewing on machine, of another toothless old woman laboriously threading a needle, sewing by hand. LAS PAN of single legs, crutches, folded up pant legs of crippled men sitting on clinic bench. HASs of several women wearing shawls on their heads standing at counter in store, vodka bottles among a few other things conspicuous on the shelves. Interior of clinic, two soldiers, one taking off his vest. CU of scale dial with pointer moving by 500 kilos of UNRRA goods with English labels in store.


Excerpt from
UNRRA in Greece / Industry in Canada / UNRRA in Russia / Industry in Canada
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio