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Where in Canada’s history of filmmaking does the Trenton story fit? The very first films made in Canada were produced at the turn of the 20th century and were designed to attract British immigration to Canada.
About the time of the First World War Canada’s film making industry began to take off. Canadian newsreels were shown publicly, the production of feature films flourished and the Ontario government established its motion picture bureau.
It was in 1917 that a movie studio was opened at Trenton. Its significance lies in the fact that it was the only Canadian studio to continue in active service for more than just a year or two.
|Author:||Peggy Dymond Leavey|
|Title:||The Movie Years: Trenton 1917-1934|
|Publisher:||Kirby Books, Hastings County, Canada|