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Windbreaks on the Prairies

Directed by Evelyn Spice Cherry
Canada, 1943 (documentary, 21 minutes, colour, English)
Also known as "Brise-vent des Prairies"
Windbreaks on the Prairies
Photo © National Film Board of Canada
Video (National Film Board of Canada) [French]
Video (National Film Board of Canada)

Film Description:
"Prairie farmers often ruthlessly cut down the few trees that stood in the paths of their plows. Too late, it was realized that without these windbreaks the top soil became even more vulnerable to erosion. The Dominion Department of Agriculture experimental station at Indian Head, Saskatchewan, cultivated acres of young trees for distribution to farmers."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Evelyn Cherry
Produced by: Evelyn Cherry
Narrator: Tommy Tweed
Film Editing: Evelyn Cherry, Lawrence Cherry
Music: Maurice Blackburn
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
(sources)

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