The Dominion Public Building was constructed under the Public Works Construction Act –a federal program aimed to fight the dramatic consequences of the Great Depression in Canada. Men at Work is a short film that showcases the construction process, using a series of images captured by Arthur Gleason, a local photographer, who was commissioned to keep the record of the construction site from 1934 to 1936.
The film’s title sequence is inspired by 1930s imagery –combining elements of The Metropolis of Tomorrow, The Life and Death of 9413: A Hollywood Extra and the work of Lewis W. Hine.
Director and Producer: Juan Andrés Bello
Titles and Graphic Design: Alejandro Armas and Lorena Franzoni
Voice Over: Eric Scott
Photographs by Arthur Gleason: Murphy Moore Collection of Architectural Records, Western Archives, Western University
Men at Work was produced with the kind support of the London Heritage Council - Community Heritage Investment Program
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