Guy Glover put together 41 clips from Canadian movies to create this interesting overview of the national film industry between 1939-1960. The synopsis is divided into five 30-minute segments and proceeds in chronological order. Beginning with Heritage, a 1939 film about the country's dust bowl, the clips continue with scenes from films during the war years, such as the award-winning, 1941 documentary Churchill's Island. The selection of clips ends with a 1960 film titled The Universe, though the documentary does not end there. Also included are references to Canadians well-established in foreign film industries, and a comparison of the early facilities of the National Film Board versus the Board's expensive new headquarters in Montreal (new in the early 1960s).
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