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

producer

Michael Spencer

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:11:18:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1950

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

29283

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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