Description:01 53 00 00 Russian Archives 20th century. 1931. Construction of White Sea canal by gulag prisoners, hard labour. Close-up pneumatic drills, big works, transport, communication. Trees, rocks blown up by dynamite, land development. Lumberjacks cut wood. Workers, prisoners breaking rocks, stones. Shot of construction site, workers throw caps in air, taking pleasure in their work. Close-up happy soldiers, workers shouting, close-up water, canal. Joyful song to motivate construction workers, close-up worker with accordion, others clapping in their hands, cheers, rhythm. Beat time. Worker dances next to the accordionist. Traditional dance. Works foreman on stage gives speech to prisoners. Shot of prisoners, workers. Uniforms and caps. Steam boat navigates on canal. Poster with inscriptions in Russian, close-up accordion, bellows, music. Lock opens, boat passes through smoothly. Shot of river banks.