Paper boy

Canada, 1971

Film
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A film study of a newspaper boy in the crowded inner city, which provides substance for discussion of the city environment which can breed cynicism and delinquency in the young. Apartment buildings, rooming houses and dilapidated dwellings are the boy’s route, and his world a rundown flat and a rough spoken father. At some doors he tosses his papers with neat precision, at others will deliberate carelessness. Behind his actions you sense his resentment and anger, and at the same time a reaching out for warmth.

Credits

director
producer

Tom Daly

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:13:57:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1971

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

36955

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Newspapers - Employees

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Cities and towns - Interpretive programs

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

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environment - Social aspects

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Public housing - United States

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Community - Moral and ethical aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Environment - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Juvenile delinquency

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Public housing - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Slums

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Sociology, Urban

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Community - Moral and ethical aspects

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Community - Moral and ethical aspects

Places → Cities and towns - Interpretive programs

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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