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Sea for Yourself
Date: 1953
Production: Nova Scotia Bureau of Information
Producer: Perry, Margaret
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fc 114

Footage of a variety of recreational activities along Nova Scotia's ocean coastline, as well as an overview of the flora, fauna, minerals and sealife of that province. [working title: "Coastal Nova Scotia"; "Coastwise Nova Scotia"]

Special Place, A
Date: 1970
Production: NS Information Service Film and Photographic Section
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fc 2712

A filmed slide show created for American investment luncheons depicting stereotypical NS scenes from apples to the Volvo plant.

Special Place, A
Date: 1970
Production: [Nova Scotia Information Services Film Unit]
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fc 2712

A filmed slide show for California investment luncheons. A series of stills depicts the general "flavour" of Nova Scotia for the interested investor. [See also "Dallas Show" (May 1971) for slightly different version with sound]

Spring Fever
Date: 1947
Production: Nova Scotia Dept. of Industry and Publicity
Producer: [Perry, Margaret]
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fc 115

"The outdoor delights of Nova Scotia in the spring. The mist rising from lakes and rivers at dawn marks the beginning of a new day in this maritime wonderland...who would wish ever to be cured of spring fever in Nova Scotia?" (from NFB catalogue, 19--) [Tom Courtney shot footage for this film]

Summer Escape
Date: 1955
Production: Nova Scotia Film Bureau
Producer: [Perry, Margaret]
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fc 53; 54

A promotional film depicting Nova Scotia's relaxing and scenic countryside as seen via the province's highways.

Summer for all Ages, A (NS 107)
Date: 1972
Production: NS Department of Welfare]
Producer: Norwood, Ned
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fc 2134

Film documents the work of the Head Start program sponsored by the NS Department of Welfare. College students were hired for the summer to work with young children, seniors and the physically challenged in black, white and mixed communities throughout the province.

Swordfish: the Second Lerner Cape Breton Exhibition of the Museum of Natural History
Date: 194-?
Production: Hartley Productions; presented by the American Museum of Natural History
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fb 43

"Actual unposed scenes taken during the American Museum of Natural History's 2nd Lerner - Cape Breton Expedition for the study of swordfish." [many shots of Louisbourg, wharves, swordfishing fishing boats, remains of fortress]

Tall Ships
Date: 1984
Production: Information Services Division - Film Unit
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fc 2320

Tall ships leaving Halifax Harbour during Parade of Sail.

The Acadians
Date: 1946
Production: National Film Board of Canada/ Canadian Geographical Society/ Province of Nova Scotia
Producer: Crawley Films Limited
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fc 14

Part of the "Peoples of the Maritimes" series which documents the Acadian culture as found in Cape Breton in the 1940s. Includes a brief historical account of Acadian immigration and settlement as well as original versions of Acadian songs.

The Battling Bluefins
Date: 1947
Production: N.S. Dept. of Industry and Trade
Producer: Perry, Margaret
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fc 138

A day of tuna sport fishing at Wedgeport, NS.

The Canadian Heritage
Date: 195-?
Production: Audio Pictures Limited for Canadian National Railways
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fc 32

A survey of Canada's cultural, ethnic and economic heritage including traditional lifestyles.

The Cape Islander
Date: 1961
Production: [Nova Scotia Information Service, N.S. Dept. of Trade and Industry ]
Producer: Perry, Margaret
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fc 34; 35

The history and adventures of a Cape Islander fishing boats in and around Clarke's Harbour, NS, as told from the boat's point of view. [working title: "I am a Boat"?]

The LaHave
Date: 1951
Production: Bureau of Information, N.S. Dept. of Trade and Industry for the Fisheries Division
Producer: Perry, Margaret
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fc 65

An overview of the development of salmon fishing for sport and profit on Nova Scotia's LaHave River. [Working title: "Lahave River Salmon"]

The Road to Keltic
Date: 1956
Production: [N.S. Dept. of Trade and Industry, Nova Scotia Travel Bureau]
Producer: Perry, Margaret
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fc 105; 106

A travelogue along the scenic highways of Cape Breton Island - particularily along the Cabot Trail near Keltic Lodge.

The Royal Province
Date: 1964
Production: [Nova Scotia Information Service, N.S. Dept. of Trade and Industry]
Producer: Perry, Margaret
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fc 103; 104

This film illustrates what effects ethnic influences had on Nova Scotia's cultural and political development. [French version: Une province royale]
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