The Doors of the Nation

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This film has faded and taken on a uniform brownish colour. Like Les Belges et la mer, it describes maritime activity, shows port traffic, presents the means of interior communication and the network of canals.

The commentary is very present and gives abundant information. It speaks of the arrival of the (steam) ferry in Ostend, the unloading of goods in the port of Antwerp, a few fishing scenes…

Director : Henri Storck

Camera : François Rents and Fernand Tack

Music : Célestin Deliège directed by André Souris

Commentary : Jean Raine spoken by Henri Billen

Sound : Western Electric

Film commissioned by the Maritime Propaganda Committee


Dutch version entitled: De poorten der natie.


35mm/colour (Gevacolor)/15’/1954