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Be Water Wise

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Sécurité aquatique
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University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario: 16mm.
"In this film a group of people sit down and watch a movie on water safety. Different methods of floating are shown, and water survival is demonstrated. As water rescue methods are portrayed, the narrator discusses the importance of remaining at a distance from the panicking person. The proper fitting of skin diving equipment is shown, and then a dramatic sequence of a water rescue is enacted. The movie finishes with the narrator admonishing the viewer, 'Tomorrow may be your turn. Make sure you're ready.'"

Library and Archives Canada: 16mm.
"This film covers some of the basic aspects of water saftey particularly the proper method for floating and treading water and proper procedures for rescue operations."


Online Database National Film Board of Canada:
"A demonstration of the rules for safety in the water, for both swimmers and non-swimmers. The film shows easy ways of staying afloat, how to rescue someone in difficulty, and what to avoid in the way of swimming masks or flippers."

"La sécurité aquatique est une question de prudence, d'entraînement et de bon sens... Tel est le thème de ce film en couleurs, présenté en des termes à la portée de tous et qui traite des éléments de base de la natation et du sauvetage. On y insiste particulièrement sur l'importance de demeurer calme et d'apprendre chaque chose en temps opportun."

National Film Board of Canada, Films by Other Producers Distributed in Canada by the National Film Board of Canada/Films de divers producteurs distribués au Canada par l’Office national du film du Canada (Montreal: National Film Board of Canada, c.1968), 5, 10.
"How to help others or yourself when in water difficulties. Valuable for all who holiday or live by the water."

"Sécurité à bord. Deux films. Sécurité à bord: Ce film donne plusieurs conseils sur les embarcations et le ski nautique. Sécurité aquatique. Ce film traite des éléments de base de la natation et du sauvetage."

Crawley Films, Free Films: Sources of Free 16mm Sponsored Films in Canada Compiled and Published by Crawley Films (Ottawa: Crawley Films, April 1969): 36.