The War on want

Canada, 1954

Film
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Canada’s role as a world citizen, participating through the Colombo Plan and UNESCO in a program of material aid to underdeveloped countries in Southeast Asia, is examined. In Ceylon, we see the kinds of projects in which Canada’s contributions are being used. Canadian educators, doctors, agriculturalists, scientific experts, as well as Canadian-made equipment, are shown in the front lines of the war on want, working with the people of Ceylon to improve the island’s economy.

Credits

director

Gordon Burwash

producer

Nicholas Balla

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:14:53:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

30203

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Developing countries

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → International understanding

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Canada - Politics and government

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Developing countries

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → International cooperation

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → International relief

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → International understanding

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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