Ballad to Cornwallis

Canada, 1975

Film
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Balladeer James Bennet satirises the history of Halifax in a song which he composed and sings in honour of the city’s founder. Clad in period costumes, Bennet travels through time against a background of old photographs and paintings, archival and contemporary film footage, until he ultimately finds himself in the midst of the city’s present-day building boom.

Credits

co-producer

Rex Tasker

Ian McLaren

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:09:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1975

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33631

Language

English

Subject categories

History → Canada - History

History → History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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