STK-ID 7002

AERIAL SHOT of Churchill Falls region, of Churchill falls and river. PANs along Churchill river to bridge. Static shot of bridge. Sequence on Joseph Smallwood arriving to open Brinco Bridge, retinue following, Joseph Smallwood speaking, cutting ribbon. Shots of crowd crossing bridge led by Smallwood, Winston Churchill (grandson of The Winston Churchill) and Donald Gordon. PAN to river from bridge. TILT DOWN Canadian flag to VIP's chatting, Joseph Smallwood with Jean-Claude Lessard, President of Hydro-Quebec, Gordon, Churchill, de Rotschild. Shots of guests sitting in bleachers, cameramen at the ready, Royal Canadian Mounted Police on guard. Shots of dais, Donald Gordon speaking, VIP's on stage listening. Shots of Churchill speaking, intercut with audience, flags flying over dais. Shot of de Rotschild speaking. LSs of dais from behind audience. LS of dais. Shot of Robert Winters speaking, of Jean-Luc Pepin speaking. (17/07/1967)


Excerpt from
Ground Breaking Ceremonies at Churchill Falls Power Project / Inauguration des travaux d'aménagement des chutes Churchill
Churchill Falls (city)
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm color print
Aspect ratio