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No Man Is an Island

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1396 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm.
"Instructional film about Cominco's lead and zinc smelters in Trail and Kimberley, British Columbia, mines, mining and the metallurgy of zinc and lead. Towns and industries are shown through the eyes of people who work for Cominco. There are also sequences on a fertilizer plant in Calgary, Alberta and the mining industry in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories."


"Business in Motion: Films of Current Interest," Canadian Business 23 (April 1950): 102.
"Thirteen real-life employees tell the story of the varied operations carried on by the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Corporation in its mines, concentrators, smelters, research labs, etc. Film shows not only processes but people - at their jobs, in their homes, at play; makes the point that 'the thing that no one man could build was built by many working all together.'"

"[Associated Screen News Ad.]," Canadian Business 23 (May 1950): 104.
"No Man Is an Island... This is the theme of one of Canada's five-star industrial films, produced and distributed for Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company. A great story of a great enterprise, presented with power and drama in colour and sound.
No company is an island in the communities it serves. See this or other A.S.N. productions to judge the impact value of the film-told public relations story. Learn about facilities to serve your needs efficiently, and economically."

Crawley Films, Free Films: Directory of Sources of Free 16mm Sponsored Films in Canada (Ottawa: Crawley Films, May 1952): 7.
"Shows interdependence of industry and people in a community."