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Paul Tomkowicz: Street-railway Switchman

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In winter the rail-switches on streetcar tracks in Winnipeg froze and jammed with freezing mud and snow. Keeping them clean, whatever the weather, was the job of the switchman. In this film about a bygone era, Paul Tomkowicz, Polish-born Canadian, talks about his job and his life in Canada. He compares his new life in the city of Winnipeg to the life he knew in Poland, marvelling at the sort of liberty Canadians enjoy.

1953, 09 min 12 s

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diplôme de mérite - catégorie: culture
Festival international du film
Du 12 au 17 mai 1958, Edinbourg - Écosse

premier prix
Festival international du film de court métrage
Du 11 au 16 février 1958, Oberhausen - Allemagne

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