The Public's business

Canada, 1954

Film
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Can a person in public office legitimately use his position for private gain? This question is couched in the language of a teenager as we sit on a committee of high school students planning refreshments for a forthcoming sports day. One boy, employed part-time by his caterer sells them on the idea of having his boss provide the eats. He later brags to a friend that he stands to profit on the deal. His friend objects on ethical grounds. Is he right in his objection?

Credits

director

Gudrun Parker

producer

Guy Glover

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:06:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

27648

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Business ethics

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Adolescence

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethics

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Moral education

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Adolescence

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Choice (Psychology) in adolescence

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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