• Short Summary

    Review of the emigration problem one of the topics at Dominion Presidents Conference.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "SHOULD 20 MILLION EMIGRATE?"

    Buckingham Palace, London.

    King George VI meet with Dominion Premiers. Close up shot of Dr Herbert Evatt of Australia talking with the King. Close up shot, pan, Mr Norman Robertson of Canada (Canadian High Commissioner in the UK), Mr Eric Louw of South Africa, Mr Peter Fraser Prime Minster of New Zealand and Mr Pandit Nehru, Prime Minister of India.

    Various shots of John Beasley of Australia being interviewed on emigration (natural sound). He says that overpopulated Britain can be relieved if people decide to emigrate to Australia and other underpopulated countries of Commonwealth.

    Library footage used to build up the story. Pan over smoky industrial British town. Centre of town. People leaving factory - crowd. Close up shot of the feet on the crowded street.

    People climbing aboard emigration plane. Close up shot of nameplate of plane - it is Canadian Air plane. Close up shot of woman emigrant holding child, speaking (natural sound). She says her husband has better opportunities for work there.

    Aerial view of London - good shot. Map of Britain with writing '94,000 Square Miles - 50 Million People'. Britain fades out as other countries appear Canada, South Africa, Southern Rhodesia, Australia. Writing '7 1/2 Million Square Miles - 23 Million People'.

    Canada. Close up shot of boundary post of Canada. Travel shot, emerging from tunnel. Long shot of typical Canadian landscape - snow-capped mountains, a valley with small town (or village), trees and fields.

    Australia. Close up shot of map of Australia. Air shot of Sydney Harbour. Girls looking at Australian countryside from hill - panning shot. Close up shot of the girls looking at bananas. Low angle shot of girl picking papaw from the tree.

    South Africa. General view of the Cape, South Africa - fantastic beach with mountain in background. Men studying map. Two men checking terrain with instruments. Native black men working in trench as white surveyors check terrain. South African landscape. General view of South African town. High angle shot of main street of South African town. More shots of the town. Several long shots of Victoria Falls.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:47:00 / 01:07:24:00

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