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Green Acres

Accession number: 
Production Years: 
1948 to 1949


Film Properties: 
Length (feet): 
569 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm.
"Framed as a conversation between a fisherman, Frank and a forest ranger, the film explains the importance of water to Alberta's economy. Material includes: fire prevention system; the forest conservation project on the Eastern slope of the Rockies; the lumber industry; the importance of irrigation to farming; the various crops including peas, green beans, corn and sugar beets; poultry; hogs; dairy cows; fruit orchards and commercial flower bulb growth. Footage illustrates all activities and locations mentioned in the narration."


"Business in Motion: Films of Current Interest," Canadian Business 23, no. 8 (August 1950): 80.
"The film opens with a fisherman in the Rockies lighting his campfire. A forest ranger appears with a warning about putting the fire out properly, and their conversation centers about conservation. The ranger illustrates how the trees of the Rockies hold the water that later irrigates the prairie regions. Following sequences show how crops are grown under irrigation, and what conservation means."

Canadian Tourist Association, Conservation Films (1954): 6.
"A demonstration of the benefits of a conservation program taken from the experience of the Province of Alberta. The film shows how the forests on the Rockies eastern slopes are protected as a storehouse of moisture for irrigation of the farms below."