Marie Michael Library
The Lord Helps Those...Who Help Each Other
DVD restoration from 16mm film reel
This silent film from 1938 tells the Antigonish Movement story of adult education and co-operative mobilization. Footage includes images of the dire conditions in Cape Breton, the activities of the mining, fishing and farming families, and the work of study clubs, co-operatives, and the building of Tompkinsville. The film was supported by the Harmon Foundation and was distributed by the Co-operative League of the United States, and was used widely all over North America.