Can it hold together?

Canada, 1957

Film
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Episode of Series “The Commonwealth of Nations”.
To examine this question, the film brings into focus recent historic events as recorded by the motion picture camera. We see the Commonwealth members in the arena of world affairs frequently taking diverging views on international issues but able, through their very differences, to serve as channels of communication between countries outside the Commonwealth. Edgar McInnis analyses some paradoxical situations that have arisen during the course of the Cold War, in which differing views and opposing loyalties inside the Commonwealth have helped to offset an East-West split. Narrated by Edgar McInnis.

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Credits

co-producer

Nicholas Balla

Ronald Dick

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:29:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1957

Appears in

The Commonwealth of Nations

Group of items

The Commonwealth of Nations

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

001653

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → East and west

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Intercultural communication

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → International relations and culture

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Cold War

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → East and west

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → International understanding

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Commonwealth of Nations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cultural relativism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture conflict

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → East and west

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Intercultural communication

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → International cooperation

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → International economic relations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → International relations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → International relations and culture

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → International understanding

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Political science

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → World politics

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → World politics - 1945-

Historical films

History → Commonwealth of Nations

History → Europe - History - 20th century

History → History

History → World history - 20th century

History → World politics - 1945-

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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