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This Is Ecuador
Main contributors
United States. Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs; Borge Hansen-Moller : produced and directed by; Kenneth Richter : camera
A Coordinator of Inter-American affairs film intended to foster alliance and educate U.S. audiences about the Ecuadoran nation. "All who live in our hemisphere know that it must be kept as a place of freedom" states narration, urging the alliance of all the Americas in the fight against the Axis. The role of Ecuador and its Galapagos Islands territory in the defense of the Panama Canal are emphasized. Ecuadoran natural resources in service of the Allied cause include balsa wood and oil. Narration characterizes the viewpoint of the Ecuadoran people as supportive of the U.S. in the war: "Ecuador can hope for its rightful and untrammeled place in the family of nations only through the triumph of the United States and its allies." Concurrently, U.S. viewers are assured, "it’s good to know in these days of war that here is a friendly nation, a land ready for cooperation, for mutual defense..."
Jorge Landivar Ugarte : supervision for Ecuadorian government; Virigina Ayars : research
Panama Canal; Galapagos Islands; Quito, Ecuador; Guayaquil, Ecuador
IUL Moving Image Archive
IUL Moving Image Archive
Physical Description
1 film reel (17 min., 42 sec.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm