Colonialism: ogre or angel?

Canada, 1957

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Episode number 8 of Series “The Commonwealth of Nations”.
How the British colonial empire grew is a story as full of adventure as it is of contrast. This film takes us to British colonies, protectorates and protected states to see the impact of industrialization on colonial people, and their awakening desire for self-determination. Narrated by Edgar McInnis.

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Credits

producer

Ronald Dick

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:29:18:00

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

002224

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrialization

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Great Britain - Colonies

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Colonies

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Colonization

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Great Britain - Foreign relations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Imperialism

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Self-reliance

History → Colonies

History → Colonization

History → Commonwealth of Nations

History → Great Britain - Colonies

History → Great Britain - History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

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Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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