A City is

Canada, 1972

Film
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More than buildings, more than people, a city is a total expression of purpose and aspiration, past and present. This is a multi-image look at the conglomerate city, composed of a whole stream of visual and auditory impressions presented without commentary. Often the screen subdivides - two, three, a dozen images appear at the same time, creating a counterpoint of the turbulence and discord, the harmony and sophistication of the big city.

Credits

director

James Carney

producer

Barrie Howells

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:18:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33665

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Buildings

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Cities and towns

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → City and town life

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Urbanization

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Urbanization

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → City and town life

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Urbanization

Experimental

Experimental → Experimental films - Canada

History → Urbanization

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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