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I Am a Country

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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm, VHS, Digibeta.
"The film opens with an airport sequence: Air Canada jets arriving, taxiing and taking off; people in terminal; air controllers at work, automatic announcing machinery, etc. Cut to aerial of dense traffic on the Queen Elizabeth from traffic helicopter. Aerials view of Toronto, city hall and other buildings. Eyeline shots of same, pedestrians. Montage of communication equipment coming into play, switching equipment, microwave towers, a representation of the Alouette satellite in space, etc. Television units cover an event out-of-doors; patrons arrive at the Ballet. Close-ups of ballerina and of woman looking at her on her television set. Sequence on construction of Manic V, lumbering, highway construction, manufacturing. Shots of a city at night, traffic, subway, a belly dancer in a night club, a traffic tunnel. A DH Buffalo lands by the camera; a DH Turbo Beaver takes off. Interior of DeHavailland plant. Camera focusses on manufacture of tiny electronic components. A helicopter takes off with a magnetometer on a magnetic mapping assignment. Interior of Candu reactor, robot manipulator. Sequence on petroleum derivative industry and on an electronic hump yard. Also shots of a large computer at work. Views of Simon Fraser University, of an immense wooden structure being built, housing construction. Close-ups of parts of automated machinery in motion. Cuts to a fashion show, an automated loom. A pretty model tries out leisure time activities in a montage of short sequences showing her with different pieces of sports equipment. Cut to man printing small Canadian flags. Last shot shows the pretty model in a pre-fabricated bathtub made in Canada."


Online database National Film Board of Canada.
"This film provides a showcase for products manufactured in Canada, from aircraft designed for special duties, to pre-cast bathrooms that can be installed in one simple operation. There is heavy-duty machinery developed for the special needs of Canadian industry. There are women's fashions of universal appeal. All bear the 'Made in Canada' label and can be viewed in this film in color and at close range."

Crawley Films, Free Films: Sources of Free 16mm Sponsored Films in Canada Compiled and Published by Crawley Films (Ottawa: Crawley Films, April 1969): 37.
"Shows that Canada is a country that is really 'with it' especially in the area of industrial and technological development."