The Rough road to freedom

Canada, 1960

Film
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Episode number 3 of Series “The Crossroads of the world: a study of North Africa and the Middle East”.
Describes the western influence in North Africa and the Middle East. Technology which had halted for a thousand years, spurts ahead as new revolutionary leaders, like Bourguiba, Nasser and Kassem, reogranise feudal society and restore the pride of the people and the fertility of their soil. In the drylands of the United Arab Republic you climb great engineering works which irrigate the fields, power the machinery and give light to schools and colleges where a new generation of Egyptians prepare for modern life.

Credits

producer

James Beveridge

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:28:49:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

28056

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Middle East

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - Middle East

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Middle East - Rural conditions

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Middle East - Rural conditions

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Developing countries - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnology

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Middle East - Politics and government

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Middle East - Rural conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Middle East - Social conditions

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

History → Africa, North - History

History → Arabs - History

History → Nasser, Gamal Abdel, 1918-1970

History → Technology and civilization

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Technology - Social aspects

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Technology and civilization

People → Nasser, Gamal Abdel, 1918-1970

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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