STK-ID 4631

VJ-Day Celebrations in Montreal (00/08/1945): headlines dated August 10, 1945 proclaiming imminence of peace. CUs of fronts of mantel radios. Shots of Chinese men reading Chinese newspaper. Cut to CU of Chinese newspaper in Chinese characters. TILT DOWN from top of facade of Mary Queen of the World Cathedral on Dorchester Boulevard to people emerging from the cathedral. Cut to LAS of dome of same church. Shots of people coming in and out of a church (12/08/1945). Cut to LAS of twin towers of Notre Dame Church on Place d'Armes (13/08/1945). Cut to newstand, headlines proclaiming Japanese surrender. Two takes of man spontaneously throwing paper in the air as he reads French headlines about the end of the war "La guerre est finie" (14/08/1945). Night shots of packed crowd waving at the camera, of small group of Chinese waving flags, of celebrations in Chinatown, dragon in the street, also policemen (14/08/1945).


Excerpt from
Canadian News - ASN
Old Montreal, Chinatown (Montreal), Westmount
National Film Board
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Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486