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Abitibi ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB520296
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  James Beveridge
Directors:  David Bairstow
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Ottawa),Office national du film du Canada (Ottawa)
Subject:  Documentary, Environmental Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1949
Running Time:  21:43


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A picture of the Abitibi region of northern Québec and Ontario, and the story of how industries and towns spring up here almost overnight in the wake of successful prospectors. Willy, a Polish immigrant who arrives at Val d'Or to work in the mines, explores the town and runs into a prospector who tells him about the early days in the area. Meeting some local storekeepers later on, he hears how the northern towns have mushroomed around new mines. Finally we follow Willy down into one of these mines and watch the gold ore being taken out.

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