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NFB Shoots East - Volume 5

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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.

Bluenose Schooner (1943): The camera follows the bluenose schooner Flora Alberta on a cod-fishing trip to the Grand Banks during the Second World War. Despite the ever-present danger of German submarines, the 30-man crew catches and cleans the fish. Back in Lunenburg the cod are filleted and packed for sale.

The Rising Tide (1949): This Oscar-nominated film shows how the rise of fishing cooperatives in the Maritimes improved the lives of poor workers. We meet fishermen like Willie Leblanc, who remembers the hungry, hopeless years of the 1920s and talks about how cooperatives have brought better times.

2002, 45 min 19 s

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