The Image Before Us: A History of Film in British Columbia – Take 5
Screening Dates
  • January 14, 2019 6:30

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

The Good Life • Lew M. Perry • 1968 • 26 min. 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. Courtesy of Royal BC Museum and Archives.

Summer Afternoon • Ron Kelly • 1956 • 28 min. 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. Courtesy of CBC Vancouver.

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

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


Feature Image: Of Japanese Descent: An Interim Report (O.C. Burritt, 1945)