Video Length: 1:57
On-camera starts at 0:11
(Richard Provencher is standing in the Collection Reference Room at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa)
Richard Provencher: Welcome to this new episode of On the Road to 2017 with Library and Archives Canada.
(Various images of old black and white movies: men on a tractor, running characters in an old animated silhouette film, firefighters on a wagon pulled by horses, and an image of a building in fire)
Richard Provencher: Our country has a long history when it comes to moving images, both in film and television.
Richard Provencher: Our moving image heritage is representative of Canadian diversity, from coast to coast to coast.
(Richard is standing in the Collection Reference Room, with the TIFF, Cinémathèque Québécoise and Cinematheque in Vancouver’s logos appearing in the bottom of the screen)
Richard Provencher: And to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary, Library and Archives Canada, the Toronto International Film Festival, La Cinémathèque québécoise and The Cinematheque in Vancouver are joining efforts to celebrate Canada’s audio-visual heritage.
(Various images of old black and white movies: four men standing in a field, a building that collapses, a man on his tractor, a man breaking a clod of earth, and carriages in a busy street)
Richard Provencher: Canada on Screen will ask industry experts to decide which 150 Canadian moving image classics have shaped Canadian culture, identity, and history.
(The text “Back to Richard” appears on screen in old silent movie style; Richard appears on screen in old silent film style, mimicking the following type of moving images: feature films, short films, documentaries, TV series and specials, experimental work, animation, commercials, and music videos)
(LAC employees are shown transferring film reels through various equipment)
Richard Provencher: Drawing on its experience in preserving audio-visual recordings, Library and Archives Canada will contribute digitized copies of select material from its collection.
(Richard is standing in the Collection Reference Room)
Richard Provencher: Canadians will be able to access these works online and through screenings to be held across Canada in 2017.
Richard Provencher: See you along the Road to 2017!
(Screen shows the web address and social networking pages of Library and Archives Canada, Facebook, and Twitter)
Richard Provencher: And remember, follow us on Twitter and Facebook to view the video series as soon as we publish them online.
Social media addresses: Facebook, Twitter
Audio ends at 1:49
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