STK-ID 761

Additional power for Ontario (30/07/1948): general view of the Ear Falls plant and various closer shots of dam, sluices, water cascading through. Ontario Premier George Drew arrives and shakes hands with some of the workers. Shots of Drew with Chester Jones, chief construction engineer of the Ear Falls power plant, and Robert Saunders, chair of the Hydro Electric Commission. Two-shot of Drew and Jones chatting, three-shot of Drew, Jones, Saunders. HAS of assembled workers. Premier George Drew walks to platform and delivers a speech. Sign behind him: "EARS FALLS UNIT #4 HYDRO ELECTRIC". Shots of VIP's on platform listening, of crowd of workers listening. CUs of George Drew as he presses button to start the generators. CU of Ontario's coat of arms. MCU of huge generator shaft spinning. Cut to electric sign: "HYDRO MORE POWER TO ONTARIO'S NORTHLAND" lighting up as power is built up. Final sequence on Saunders and 2 men discussing working of generator. HAS of white water at foot of dam and PAN of Ear Falls region.


Excerpt from
Additional Power for Ontario (5997); Newfoundland Referendum (5995)
Northwestern Ontario
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486