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The move
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TitleThe move
Alternative TitleThe Port au Choix Project
SummaryMany isolated Newfoundland outport communities were abandoned and the people moved to larger centers during the government's program of centralization or resettlement in the 1960's. This film documents the move of Fintan Rumboldt and the Rumboldt family to Port Aux Choix from Ferolle in August 1968. Includes scenes of longliners towing the family's two story woodframe house across St. John Bay and then heavy equipment moving the house out of the harbor and up the hill to its new location. The Fintans, who have ten children, were forced to move when their home was destroyed by fire. Mrs. Rumboldt discusses the assistance provided by government. Both she and Fintan think that their situation will be better in Port Aux Choix, both for work and for education.
SubjectRelocation (Housing)--Newfoundland and Labrador
Migration, Internal--Newfoundland and Labrador
Port au Choix (N.L.)--Economic conditions
Fishers--Newfoundland and Labrador--Port Au Choix
CreatorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Extension Service (Producer)
InformantRumboldt, Fintan
ContributorsBest, Harvey L. (Producer)
Squires, Nels
Coffin, Randy (Sound designer)
MacLeod, Paul (Film editor)
Billard, George
PublisherExtension Service, Memorial University of Newfoundland in cooperation with the National Film Board of Canada
Associated NameMemorial University of Newfoundland. Distance Education, Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS)
Duration28:58 minutes
NotesWith financial assistance from the Donner Canadian Foundation and the Provincial Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
LocationCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Port au Choix
Catalogue NumberMUN Extension Service Cat. 00258
TypeMoving Image
Resource TypeVideo
Details of OriginalVideocassette (28:00 min.), sound, black & white ; 3/4 inch
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Media and Data Centre
CollectionMemorial University DELTS Video Collection, pre-1994
SubcollectionAssorted Topics
Target audienceGeneral
Condition of OriginalGood
Viewable OnlineYes
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