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Prince Edward Island

Directed by Margaret Perry
Canada, 1943 (documentary, 10 minutes, colour, English)
Also known as "Abegweit", "L'Île-du-Prince-Édouard"
Prince Edward Island
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"This film offers a look at Canada's smallest province, Prince Edward Island. Known worldwide for its potatoes, the islanders are expert lobster fishermen as well as world leaders in raising foxes. The film also offers a look at the famous Green Gables house as well as the legislature where Confederation was born."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: Dallas Jones
Narrator: King White
Music: Maurice Blackburn
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
(sources)

Quote about Prince Edward Island

"The film [Prince Edward Island] uses a historical analysis of a specific community that draws a picture of the class dynamics of its economic development. In this regard it points out the historical specificity of the class-based form of economy, and contemplates the possibility of its overhaul."
-- Malek Khouri (source)

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