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New Horizons

Directed by Evelyn Spice Cherry
Canada, 1940 (documentary, 33 minutes, black and white)

Film Description:
"A justification of the cooperative system in Saskatchewan. Depiction of the dreams of an immigrant family -- settling down, farming with primitive tools, gradual progress and improvements in farming, day-to-day living, leisure activities, schools, etc. Reality -- incomes fall through inadequate price policy. Farms are abandoned. Family is shown cutting wood for subsistence, clearing new land, fighting drought and grasshoppers, living in poor shacks. Sequences on the rise of the cooperative system and on solid progress in all aspects of farm life, schooling, leisure activities, etc. Final sequence on unemployment during the depression -- hobos, etc."
-- Library and Archives Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: Evelyn Spice-Cherry, Lawrence W. Cherry
Production Company: Saskatchewan Wheat Board
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Notes about New Horizons

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