River with a problem

Canada, 1961

Film
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A film on water pollution, using the Ottawa River as an example of what happens when a river is used as a dumping place for municipal and industrial waste. Color animation illustrates exactly what happens to river water as it becomes polluted. Engineers, health authorities and civic officials voice concern over this increasingly urgent problem.

Credits

director

Graham Parker

co-producer

Guy Glover

David Bairstow

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:27:52:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

27970

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrialization

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Rivers - Canada

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Ecology - Canada

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environment - Social aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental education

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental health

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental policy

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Freshwater ecology

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural resources - Environmental aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Pollution - Environmental aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Rivers - Canada

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Waste disposal - Environmental aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water - Pollution

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Environment - Social aspects

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Environmental health

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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