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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 THE tETHBSIDOE HERAIO March Renewed spirit exists among Canadas National Film Board By CAROL PASCOE MONTREAL CP One year ago Canadas National Film board was at perhaps the lowest ebb of its 31year The creative its confi dence felt its future and its art threatened by a governmentimposed austerity Morale took a nose and the cohesiveness which characterized earlier board efforts was on the verge of there is re newed spirit ui the boards Montreal largely due to two new leaders whose pres ence seems to have the exhil arating effect of a saltsea By their own Commissioner Sydney New man and Assistant Conunis sioner Andre Lamy are thrilled to be at the Both arrived last Newman from an advi sory job with the Canadian RadioTelevision Commission and Lamy from what his colleague calls the jungle of the private execu tive position mill Onyx Films they are a study in his propensity for plaid suits and bow ties evident in a ser ies of photographs taken throughout the is direct and is less flam has quiet observations warmed by an easy smile and a twinkle in the EXCHANED VIEWS Before accepting the a primary concern for each was what it would be like to work with the Newman is in charge of longrange planning and government liai Lamy has responsi bility for daytoday operation of the film We talked for four or five hours one Newman recalled in an interview in his We knew each others background by but it was a question of whether we were sympathetic to the same We had to find out if we had the same attitude toward creative did we like them in the same and would we be too punitive or harsh on their It turned out to be a pretty good shotgun Both are still in the discov ery stage of their al though Newman worked for the NFB as an executive producer from 1911 to Their first three months were taken up with viewing 240 sk or seven each It was more than an en durance said They were also looking for quality and It is Lamys job to keep an eye on NFB purse and as Newiran said He is so profit and efficiency conscious that he brings a needed note to the Commented Lamy Private industry is con cerned wiih In govern it is called revenue or social With a Gallic shrug he added Its all the samo One priority is to make films with more mass appeal Newman calls breadandbutter But what if this doesnt sit too well with filmmakers who are aiming for discerning audiences If said well hit them over the Critical success the NFB wins some 75 awards an nually in international festi vals very often doesnt have much to do with popular suc Lamys approach is more We set guidelines for the Creative people can be very but theyre not flexible if youre stupid with We must bridge the gap between distribution and production people here used to make threehour films without any possibility of ever marketing PLAN MORE EXPOSURE Therell be no more of that around the Distribution methods are being closely ex amined and techniques of giv ing films more public expo sure are being As a former head of drama for CBC 195458 and BBC Newman is probably more television tlian so its nat ural he would look first to the electronic At the relatively few of the 200 Mints produced annually by the film board ever appear on Englishlan guage But at Ra the CBCs French NFB films are usod effectively and The difference is easily ex said Be cause both RadioCanada and the board are they are like a Staf fers frequent the same attend the same par the CBC in Ot tawa and Toronto is busy fighting off the overpowering influence of program But Newman promised a revolutionary announce ment soon concerning televi sion and it seems likely that Canadians will be seeing many more NFB films with a more grass roots feel to The country has to see whats being done with the boards million insisted PUT VIEWS ON TAPE The board gets free light and makes about million a year from film sales and distribution and Fire fighters may need degree OTTAWA CP Future fire men may need a college degree to keep pace with firefighting says John Sir ett of the citys 2 contrary to what the public may think of most shifts are so busy with routine or education that the men sit down only The shift with cleaning the Clean ing and polishing carries on throughout the day and is im portant 10 efficiency and main taining group Inspec tion of vehicles and equipment takes place several tunes a as well as frequent drills and Two hours of each shift are devoted to classroom instruc Firemen must constantly improve knowledge of firefight ing says Every time science invents a new type cf plastic nr we have to develop a way oC deal ing should it be in i Some of his staff are taking CACIIF CP courts m hydraulics medical and building off said jects crucial to of Hce METHODS cd much of the population in gather in the briefing room to northwestern Alberta com After earn fue the men mimltj cajlicr thls month now A person is safer in his apartment during a fire in the building than he is climbing down a fire but its bard to convince the public of says We spend most of our timp at apartment fires telling people to stay in their New highrise buildings are virtually he and residents stand a greater chance of getting hurt through panic than from Firemen arc more than will ing to take time to show the public but they dont find much Sirett says its incredible that the public is not more interested in where its tax money is Head lice outbreak checked the point nut mis takes and discuss they roulrl have improved perform ance Firefighting methods change constant as equipment and kuouitugu become more sophis says Capl and admission rcquiremcnLs for fire men especially educational re nr have gone up rap idlv in tho few 5 cars The is fart approach ng wh i a nil in have a college to tone join under Health personnel treated or evamined most of the towns population during the out The source of the iice was not Kohlhcpp Treatment involved the of a medicated EDMONTON fCP The sheep and lamb population of the Alberta at was es j timatod at an in Hiei is ako a create nf 23 per cent from the Im di educating the jamc date in the iliRhrise apaitmcnli present a i cial agriculture department does another million busi nese in films commissioned by various government One film boardinspired pro ject has such exciting implica tions for the future that it humbles Called Challenge for the iiiea is about iuo years old and was described by the commissioner as ar gument without confronta The theory is Take ha Ifinch video smallest Upe avail a group of people and let them make a film about what is bothering It could be local ser con servation or just about any thing people like o talk For several Quebec City hippies were asked to record their views on religion and The result ing film was shown to semi nary students who in turn made a film of their reactions to the hippies sem inary film was then played back to the young The idea has application to cable television at there are more than 300 in Tte XFB hopes to sow the seeds of Challenge for convince cable firms to try making the films MACLEODS SAVING YOU MISSES TWO PIECE PANT SUITS Fashionable Tramp Flareleg Vest features two front skirt pockets with Button front with Navy and Sizes 17 MISSES PERMAPRESS BLOUSES Extra full long llcivii and three button Sim SMART PRINT TOPPERS 636 100 acetate pant top In assorted Sizes FLARE PANTS 7 18 Machinewashable Attrafr tlvt rib Silts PANT COATS Popular Iridescent Sim SPECIAL MISSES Not Raglan longsleeved 100 5MU WIN A TRIP FOR TWO TO TORONTO VIA AIR CANADA Draw to be made April 1971 NAME ADDRESS MISSES BRIEFS SAVE 50 97c Nonding Elastic waist and At sorled colon and LADIES BRA SAVE SALE 50 with quilted 3236 3238 3438 mi SALE MACLEOD Plain Nuda Runguard CENTRE VILLAGE MAIL Phone 3274240 apa ncu 1 ;