Inside Fighting Canada
Canada, 1942 (documentary, 11 minutes, black and white, English)
Also known as
"Canada en guerre"
|Photo © National Film Board of Canada|
"After the outbreak of World War II Canada was transformed into a fighting machine. The production of war materials multiplied; the recruiting and training of fighting men were pushed to the maximum; and twenty-four thousand miles of coast line were guarded. In addition, Canada became the foremost training ground for Allied airmen. In a spirit of democratic cooperation Canadians responded to the needs of war."
-- National Film Board of Canada
|Film Credits (partial):
||National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada|
Quotes about Inside Fighting Canada
"The film [Inside Fighting Canada] was making an important point. Audiences had seen in earlier
films how the Nazis were building their empire upon a modern form of
medieval slavery. Democracy built its defences with the voluntary effort of
people exercising their own free will. Here then was the implied
comparison between the two systems and democracy stood supreme.
Characteristically, no mention was made of conscription, which had split
the nation badly in the spring of 1942."
-- Gary Evans
"As it stresses the importance of women's contribution during the war, Inside Fighting Canada emphasizes that this effort should not be conceived as a 'temporary war measure,' and that instead, it should be considered the start for a new era where women can equally contribute to building a better future for the entire society."
-- Malek Khouri
Bibliography for Inside Fighting Canada
Brief Sections of Books
Evans, Gary. John Grierson and the National Film
Board: The Politics of Wartime Propaganda. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1984.
Khouri, Malek. Filming Politics: Communism and the Portrayal of the Working Class at the National Film Board of Canada, 1939-46. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2007.
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