Storm clouds over the colonies

Canada, 1957

Film
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Episode number 1 of Series “The Commonwealth of Nations”.
Tracing the history of the economic development of colonial territories, this film points out the shift in emphasis from the primary motives of discovery and the transfer of luxury goods to the establishment of permanent industries. The benefits of modern developments are weighed against exploitation, of which colonialism is never free. Narrated by Edgar McInnis.

Credits

director

John Howe

producer

Ronald Dick

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:29:23:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

28938

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Canada - Foreign Relations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Colonies

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

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Developing countries - Economic policy

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Economic development

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Imperialism

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

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → Colonies

History → Commonwealth of Nations

History → History

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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