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Pillar of Wisdom ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB527642
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Tom Daly
Directors:  Josef Reeve
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Documentary, Education, Professional Development
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1970
Running Time:  8:54

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Among the time-honoured rites at many institutions of higher learning are the
initiation ceremonies that mark the commencement of the college year. This
film records some bizarre antics on the campus of one Canadian university, in
particular an assault on a greased pole, about twenty feet high, firmly
planted in a slough of mud, which freshmen attempt to climb. Off-screen is the
voice of the dean extolling the more edifying pursuits of knowledge.

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