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Between a Rock and a Hard Place : a play about Burin. Part 1
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TitleBetween a Rock and a Hard Place : a play about Burin. Part 1
SummaryPart one of a play portraying the impact of the decision of Fishery Products in 1983 to close its fish processing plant in Burin, Newfoundland. A struggle to reverse that decision ensued, an all-out attempt to preserve the livelihood of the community. The Burin Action Committee, at their meeting of August 12, 1983, passed a resolution to seek a group that would create a play, "about the struggle to save their fishery and the historic, social, cultural and economic realities of their town". (Theatre program) Directed by Charles Tomlinson; written and performed by Mary Abbott; Gerard Bailey; Frank Barry; Vicky Hammond; Glen Loder; Stephanie Squires; music: Ed Corcoran; Lighting: Flip Janes. Presented by the Resource Centre for the Arts, held at the LSPU Hall, St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1984
SubjectPlant shutdowns--Newfoundland and Labrador--Burin--Drama
Unemployment--Newfoundland and Labrador--Burin--Drama
Burin (N.L.)--Economic conditions--Drama
Fishery management--Citizen participation
Fishery Products International
Burin Action Committee (Burin, N.L.)
ContributorsTomlinson, Charlie (Director)
Resource Centre for the Arts (St. John's, N.L.)
PublisherMemorial University of Newfoundland. Division of Educational Technology;
Associated NameMemorial University of Newfoundland. Distance Education, Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS)
Duration20:59 minutes
NotesVideo includes no credits.
LocationCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Burin Peninsula--Burin
Catalogue Number00775
TypeMoving Image
Resource TypeVideo
Details of OriginalVideo very dark in places
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Media and Data Centre
CollectionMemorial University DELTS Video Collection, pre-1994
Target audienceGeneral
Viewable OnlineYes
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