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NFB Shoots East - Volume 1

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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.

People of Blue Rocks (1941): In Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, the village of Blue Rocks revolves around fishing. The film opens at sea, where a father and son are working the in-shore fisheries. One of the focal points of social life in this closely knit community is the church. We watch as everyone meets at the church hall for a chowder supper and an auction to raise money for the church.

Fishermen (1959): A man faces a choice shared by many other East Coast fishermen of the day: should he stay the boss of his own boat or seek a job in commercial fishing? An award-winning film. (Black and white)

Grand Manan (1943): The people of Grand Manan, New Brunswick, derive their living from the abundant cod, haddock, herring, hake and sardines that inhabitat the Bay of Fundy. (Black and white)

2002, 45 min 20 s

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