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Community Responsibilities

Directed by Gudrun Bjerring Parker
Canada, 1955 (fiction, 10 minutes, black and white, English)
Community Responsibilities
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"In good citizenship where does a person's duty to the community end? Where does obligation to oneself or one's family begin when apportioning one's spare time and energy? These questions come under vigorous discussion when a member of an urban community is approached by two of his neighbours to head a worthwhile community project. He declines on the grounds that one such commitment leads to another, to the extent of infringing on his personal freedom. One of his neighbours feels he is shirking responsibility in refusing; the other thinks perhaps he is right in resisting community pressure. The audience is invited to discuss the matter."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Gudrun Parker
Produced by: Gudrun Parker, Guy Glover
Cinematography: John Spotton
Film Editing: Douglas Tunstell
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada

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