STK-ID 6046

Saint-Lawrence Power Project launched (00/08/1954): sequence on Premier of Ontario Leslie Frost and Robert Saunders shaking hands with Indigenous men in ceremonial dress in Cornwall, Ontario. CS of Indigenous man holding "The Massena Observer" with headlines announcing launching of power project. Sequence on Governor Dewey of New York State, Robert Moses and other officials meeting with Canadian homologues. HAS PANs of crowd intercut with shots of speakers on dais (officials, Robert Saunders, Governor Dewey). LSs of explosions symbolizing opening. Sequence on Prime Minister Louis Saint-Laurent, Governor Dewey, Premier Frost on dais, large billboard featuring Uncle Sam and a Royal Canadian Mounted Police in background. LAS of Saunders, Prime Minister Saint-Laurent and Governor Dewey speaking, HASs of crowd interspersed. MCSs of officials turning over symbolic shovelful of sod and posing for camera.


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Canadian Newsreels-ASN (Can.-US Relations)
Cornwall (Ontario)
National Film Board
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Digital Bétacam, Reel 16 mm, Digital Video Disk
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35mm fine grain b&w, 16mm fine grain b&w
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