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NFB Shoots East - Volume 2

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NFB Shoots East is a 12-part series highlighting 50 years of NFB films about the Atlantic provinces. From touching personal stories, to portraits of public figures, to windows on ways of life now past, this series is a treasure of historical films and fresh perspectives.

The Maritimes: Traditions and Transitions (1959): A look at the economy of the Maritime Provinces, from the Depression of the 1930s (which brought about the cooperative movement), to the conditions during World War II and the post-war recovery.

High Tide in Newfoundland (1955): An optimistic look at growing industrialization and changes to the fishery: more men going into the mines and the woods instead of the fishery; draggers and longliners replacing the inshore fishery; and the growing prosperity that allows families to move away from outports and into larger communities.

2002, 45 min 20 s

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