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Discover Nova Scotia (NS 105)
Date: 1972
Production: Nova Scotia Dept. of Government Services, Information Division, Film Unit
Producer: Norwood, Ned
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fc 39

A collage of footage depicting all the good elements of life in Nova Scotia - especially the variety of recreational activities. [Working title was Nova Scotia Travel

Doorsteps of Opportunity
Date: 194-?
Production: Associated Screen Studios
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fc 40

Film describes how opportunities for youth in industry and business-related careers exist in Hamilton, Ontario - the industrial hub of Canada.

Dory Racing
Date: 195-?
Production: [Nova Scotia Information Service Film Unit]
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fb 50- 51

A short clip describing the semi-annual dory race between the towns of Lunenburg, NS and Gloucester, Maine held at the Fisheries Exhibition in Lunenburg.

Education Showcase: Handcrafts
Date: 1968
Production: Education Media Services for the Adult Education Division of the Nova Scotia Dept. of Education
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fb 30

Film depicting the various handcraft industries in Nova Scotia.

Encounter on an Urban Environment: Self Examination by an Urban Community in Transition (NS 106)
Date: 1971
Production: Nova Scotia Information Services
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fc 134; 135; 136; 137; 299-310

Edited proceedings from public and private meetings held in Halifax, NS during Encounter Week. Sponsored by the [Metropolitan Area Planning Committee].

Energy and the Auto (NS 125)
Date: 1980
Production: Atcom Films Ltd. for NS Mines and Energy Regional Economic Expansion
Producer: Belliveau, Tim/ Irwin, Art
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fc 2507

Film targets the history of the auto industry and how it is dependant on the price and supply of oil. Beginning with Henry Ford and culminating in the 1950s (the height of cheap fuel and large cars) the film then turns to look at the impact of OPEC and fuel shotages. Fuel efficiency is stressed and various strategies (such as smaller cars, regular tune-ups and slower speed limits) are discussed.

Evangeline Country (NS 112)
Date: 1979
Production: [Nova Scotia Information Services Film Unit for] the NS Department of Tourism
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fc 2135

[Production of this film was postponed 07 June 1979 for lack of funds. It was released in 1979 for the NS Department of Tourism. Working title was Evangeline Trail]

Feathered Fortune
Date: 1947
Production: N.S. Dept. of Industry and Publicity for the N.S. Dept. of Agriculture and Marketing
Producer: Perry, Margaret
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fc 43

The story of the growth of the poultry industry in Nova Scotia.

Festival of the Arts
Date: 1973
Production: Media Services - Audio-Visual Division
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fc 2718 2719 2724

Pans over crafts booths set up outside the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, University Ave., Halifax showing children engaged in activities (such as making kites) and adults shopping and browsing.

Fishermen of the Atlantic
Date: 1950
Production: Bureau of Information, Dept. of Trade and Industry for the Fisheries Division
Producer: Perry, Margaret
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fc 44

Instructional film about trawler fishing. [new version of "Otter Trawler", see Mf115-472]

Gaelic College Televist
Date: 195-?
Production: [NS Information Service Film Unit]
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fb 47

A brief account of the activities and role of the Gaelic College at St. Ann's, Cape Breton including a Gaelic Mod.

Gaels of Cape Breton
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 45

Part of the "Peoples of the Maritimes Series", this film looks at the history and customs of the Gaelic communities of Cape Breton.

George Knudson
Date: 1977
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fc 2700

Shots of George Knudson, Canadian golf pro, tuna fishing at Liscomb Lodge, Guysborough County (no fish). [Shot by Ned Norwood.]

Glooscap Country
Date: 1961
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 48; 49

The myths surrounding the Micmac god, Glooscap, are retold using the Cape Blomidon and Cape Split areas for the setting.

Happy Valley
Date: 1947
Production: N.S. Dept. of Industry and Publicity
Producer: Perry, Margaret
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Information Service NSA no. NSIS Fc 52; 53

"The peaceful pattern of life in Acadian valley of Nova Scotia. Here in Evangeline's countryThe small boy fishes in a streamThe apple blossom blows gently in the wind, feathered inhabitants welcome the visitor with song, and the harvest is gathered in the traditional way." (NFB Catalogue, 19--) [Tom Courtney shot footage for this film]
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