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Coal Face, Canada ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB526255
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Graham McInnes
Directors:  Robert Edmonds
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Ottawa),Office national du film du Canada (Ottawa)
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Civics, Environmental Studies, Fiction, History, Media and Communications, Social Studies, World History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1943
Running Time:  20

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A young man, discharged from the army, returns to his coal town. As he wanders
the streets, he sees that life remains much as he left it. He takes a room
with a miner who had known his father and who recalls the tragedy of his death
in the mines. When the young dischargee attends a union meeting he hears the
labourers speak of their relation to the war effort and, realizing the
importance of coal to victory, he joins a night shift and goes to work in the

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