In this epic of the autumn harvest on the Canadian prairies, there is artistry in what the film shows of the seas of golden grain and the bold geometry carved on them by the invading fleet of combine harvesters. Canadian Northern is still the wheat of top quality. This film shows some of the men who grow it, as well as those who keep it moving to world markets.
Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.
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16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)
16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)