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Under the Willow Tree: Pioneer Chinese Women in Canada
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directed by Dora Nipp, fl. 1997; produced by Margaret Wong, fl. 1978-1997, National Film Board of Canada (New York, NY: National Film Board of Canada, 1999), 4 hours 3 mins
In 1860, the first Chinese women landed in British Columbia, beginning a trickle of immigration despite a policy of excluding Asian females. While the New World used Chinese men to build the railroads, they were not encouraged to increase and multiply here. Under the Willow Tree tells a remarkable tale of courageo...
directed by Dora Nipp, fl. 1997; produced by Margaret Wong, fl. 1978-1997, National Film Board of Canada (New York, NY: National Film Board of Canada, 1999), 4 hours 3 mins
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The Gypsies Of Svinia
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directed by John Paskievich; produced by Joe MacDonald (New York, NY: National Film Board of Canada, 2000), 1 hour
Moved by a sense of outrage, David Scheffel, a Canadian anthropologist, is determined to help the impoverished Roma (Gypsies) rebuild their community in Svinia, a village in Eastern Slovakia. So-called 'white' Svinia is a picturesque, typical Slovak village with well-kept homes, gardens, a store and a school. A li...
directed by John Paskievich; produced by Joe MacDonald (New York, NY: National Film Board of Canada, 2000), 1 hour
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Scared Sacred
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directed by Velcrow Ripper, 1963-; produced by Tracey Friesen, fl. 2003, Harry Sutherland and Cari Green, National Film Board of Canada and Producers on Davie Pictures (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2004), 1 hour 45 mins
Scared Sacred is a feature documentary that asks the question: can we be Scared into the Sacred? Can we take the trials of extreme historical situations and transform them into a force of awakening? Or will we succumb to groundlessness and fear? The film will take us on a journey to the pivotal 'Ground Zero's' of...
directed by Velcrow Ripper, 1963-; produced by Tracey Friesen, fl. 2003, Harry Sutherland and Cari Green, National Film Board of Canada and Producers on Davie Pictures (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2004), 1 hour 45 mins
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Shattered Dreams
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written by Wendy Hill-Tout; directed by Wendy Hill-Tout; produced by National Film Board of Canada (New York, NY: National Film Board of Canada, 1990), 28 mins
Shattered Dreams recounts the emotional journey of a family forced to deal with the tragedy of schizophrenia - not once but twice. The Martini family lived through the turmoil of losing their youngest son, Ben, to schizophrenia and eventually to suicide. Six years later they discovered that their second son also h...
written by Wendy Hill-Tout; directed by Wendy Hill-Tout; produced by National Film Board of Canada (New York, NY: National Film Board of Canada, 1990), 28 mins
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Toward Intimacy: Women With Disabilities
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directed by Debbie McGee; produced by National Film Board of Canada (New York, NY: National Film Board of Canada, 1993), 1 hour 2 mins
Here is a realistic yet positive portrayal of four women with serious physical disabilities who have found meaningful love relationships. With candor, they each talk about the struggle for self esteem, the search for love, and the challenge of finding sexual expression. Helen, in a wheelchair because of a rare bon...
directed by Debbie McGee; produced by National Film Board of Canada (New York, NY: National Film Board of Canada, 1993), 1 hour 2 mins
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