Teamwork: past and present

Canada, 1950

Film
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This first cell-animated film produced by the NFB traces the development of the master/worker relationships through successive eras of history. Stone engravings record a complete absence of cooperation between the Egyptian ruler and his slaves but, beginning with the Greeks and Romans, there was a gradual change towards recognition of the labourer. With the growth of factories, the trend received a setback, but reasserted itself through the expediencies of World War II, which saw the formation of the first Labour Management Production Committee (LMPC) in Britain. In post-war Canada the film shows LMPCs well implanted in industrial life, with the Industrial Production Cooperation Board giving official government recognition. Animation by Colin Low.

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

producer

Michael Spencer

Duration

00:11:18:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1950

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

010659

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Work ethic

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Labor - History

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Work ethic

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Management - Study and teaching

History → History

History → Labor - History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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