The Invisible keystone

Canada, 1957

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Episode number 6 of Series “The Commonwealth of Nations”.
A review of how British constitutional government and British forms of law and order became a valued heritage and a unifying link between members of the Commonwealth. The film moves from one Commonwealth country to another to observe how the democratic formula of government is exercised and kept flexible according to the changing ideas of the time, while the Crown symbolizes a continuity and permanence free of politics. A most significant test of this principle was that of India’s rise to nationhood. Edgar McInnis comments on how institutions inherited from Britain were preserved in the country’s statutes.

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Credits

co-producer

Nicholas Balla

Ronald Dick

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:29:19:00

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

321876

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Colonies

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Democracy

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Great Britain - Politics and government

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Imperialism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Nationalism

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

History → Colonies

History → Commonwealth of Nations

History → Constitutional history

History → Great Britain - History

History → History

History → India - History - Autonomy and independence movements

History → India - History - British occupation, 1765-1947

History → Monarchy - Great Britain

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

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Sound

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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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