The Home Town Paper

The Home Town Paper

| 22 min

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This short film from 1948 takes an in-depth look at local newspapers and their relationship to the community they serve. Following the weekly editor of one such hometown paper for a day, the film tracks the local events that will be news tomorrow. In town, we meet the people whose names are scattered through the pages: the mayor and his hope of a new city hall, the local angler who breaks a record and even the lacrosse team, sharing spectators with the band concert in the park.

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The Home Town Paper, Morten Parker, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Morten Parker
  • script
    Morten Parker
  • editing
    Morten Parker
  • producer
    Gudrun Parker
  • camera
    Robert Humble
  • narrator
    John Drainie
  • music
    Eldon Rathburn