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A blacksmith is seen labouring at his forge, shaping nails from single strands of steel rods. The scene shifts from this peaceful setting to the roar of a twentieth-century nail mill, where banks of machines draw, cut, and pound the steel rods faster than the eye can follow. The scene then shifts back to a nineteenth-century nail factory. These diametrically opposed scenes emphasize the changed relationship between the individual and his work. Film without words.

1979, 13 min 14 s

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Blue Ribbon Award - Category: Training
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
June 1 to 6 1981, New York - USA

Certificate of Merit - Category: Social Concerns
International Film Festival
November 7 to 26 1980, Chicago - USA

Chris Statuette Award - Category: Business and Industry
International Film and Video Festival
October 23 1980, Columbus - USA

Silver Screen Award
U.S. Industrial Film Festival
May 9 1980, Elmhurst - USA

Genie Award for Best Music Score to Michael Conway-Baker
Genie Awards
March 20 1980, Toronto - Canada

Genie Award for Best Theatrical Short
Genie Awards
March 20 1980, Toronto - Canada

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