STK-ID 8295

Dust Bowl in Saskatchewan (00/00/1934): excellent shots of twister on prairie horizon, LSs of twister moving up dust road and on prairie. Shot of lights in town almost obliterated in storm. Sequence on cattle being herded across prairie wich has become a sand desert. MS of cowboy looking at roots of tree bared by erosion. MS of victim of sandstorm being carried into hospital. Interior HAS of emergency ward, MSs of nurses taking care of victims. MS of nurse helping children fitting masks to combat storms, PAN of group of children wearing masks. Shots of dust storm, LS of dried earth. Sequence in dehydrated farmland, farmer ploughing field with horse-drawn plough, CU of dried earth in farmer's hands. MSs of woman pumping water from well, horses and sheep being watered, woman in doorway sweeping sand from house. Final sequence on violent hail storm, huge stones on ground and in man's hands.


Excerpt from
Depression news 1930's
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486