From the Archive

I. Opening Night: From the Archive
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City Song • Visuals, voice, and music combine in this mood piece about city life, from the Vancouver-produced CBC documentary series Discovery. Dir: Jim Carney/1961. 26 min. Courtesy of CBC Vancouver.

The Good Life • A promotional travelogue, commissioned by the B.C. Government, highlighting the province’s economic benefits and industrial development and featuring remarks by Premier W. A. C. Bennett. Dir: Lew M. Parry/1968. 26 min. Courtesy of Royal BC Museum and Archives.

Summer Afternoon • Vignettes from a day in the life of Vancouver’s Chinatown are presented, and two young boys have adventures, in this poetic, CBC-made portrait of mid-1950s city life. Photographed by Jack Long and edited by Stan Fox. Dir: Ron Kelly/1956. 28 min. Courtesy of CBC Vancouver.

Of Japanese Descent: An Interim Report • This Vancouver-made colour propaganda film, a National Film Board of Canada production, aimed to justify Canada’s wartime relocation and internment of Japanese-Canadians. Dir: O. C. Burritt/1945. 21 min. DCP courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.

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Introduced by Colin Browne, Vancouver filmmaker, poet, scholar, and Professor Emeritus at SFU