Item 2018-028/001(02) - Montreal snow storm

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Montreal snow storm

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2018-028/001(02)

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  • 1971 (Creation)

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1 video file (3 min., 19 sec. ; 38 GB) : MOV, si.

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Item consists of an a Haitian Canadian family’s home movie featuring the family and their neighbours shovelling snow and digging out the street. Recording also features children playing in the snow and a tractor plowing the street. Video was filmed by André and Ginette Valcin.

Project and donor(s) contributed description follows: "On March 4th, 1971, Montreal saw the "Storm of the Century", a massive snowstorm brought 43cm of snow and 100/km winds to the city. It would take 41 years for this snowfall record to be broken. People lost electricity for as long as ten days. Nadine recalls living on St. Leonard and not being able to see through her patio doors and that the only people who could get around were emergency vehicles and snowmobiles. Of course this major setback meant snow days for everyone, and Nadine's parents and neighbours got to shovelling. In a predominantly Italian neighbourhood, Nadine suspects her family may have been the only Black family on this street. With no school, five-year old Nadine took pleasure in the Montreal pastime of building snow forts."

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Film is silent.

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Digital copy available. Email archives@yorku.ca for access. Video can also be accessed at http://homemadevisible.ca/home-movie/valcin-family-montreal-1971-snow-storm/.

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Digitized from Super 8mm film.

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yul:1149820

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Final

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Full

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2019/05/23 KCP. Created.

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  • English

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