STK-ID 765

Newfoundland referendum: MLS of Colonial House in Saint John's. MSs of 4 politicians (including John Crosbie for Responsible Government (union with United States) and Joseph Smallwood for Confederation). Several shots of posters, headlines about the referendum. Shot of outport, small cluster of fishing sheds at wharf, 2 men walking past in lower foreground. Cut to MLS of guardhouse at entrance to a military base, jeep driving in, barracks in background. Shot of building housing Confederation headquarters and FOLLOW SHOT of truck with posters on its side to shot of Responsible Government Headquarters. Shot of people entering polling station to vote. FOLLOW SHOT of car driving by with posters exhorting people to vote for Confederation. PAN of Saint John's waterfront across harbour, ship bowsprit intruding in foreground.


Excerpt from
Additional Power for Ontario (5997); Newfoundland Referendum (5995)
St. John's (Nfld), Atlantic Ocean
National Film Board
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Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
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720 x 486