Freeze-in

Canada, 1973

Film
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A film essay without commentary about the port of Montreal as winter closes in - the last-minute scurry as ships that can make it dash for open water, while those that cannot prepare for a long hold-over. On the docks all activity seems suspended as the numbing cold closes its grip. But there is activity on the iced-in ships and in the freight sheds, making ready for the time when the icebreakers open a river channel and traffic returns. Film without words.

Credits

producer

Albert Kish

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:06:18:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1973

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

31412

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Docks

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Ice-breaking vessels

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Montreal (Quebec)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Ice

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Winter

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Docks

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Ice-breaking vessels

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Shipping

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Ships

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Ice-breaking vessels

Places → Montreal (Quebec)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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