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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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Blossom
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(National Film Board of Canada, 2010), 7 mins

The immigrant experience lovingly told through animation.

(National Film Board of Canada, 2010), 7 mins
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Multiple Choices - Picture Perfect
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directed by Alison Burns, fl. 1990; produced by Sally Bochner, fl. 1988-2010, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 1995), 12 mins
It's never easy reconciling fairy tales to reality, especially when the reality is, to say the least, complicated. You know things are tough when young people don't expect a good relationship, let alone a perfect one, because as one young woman puts it, "all good things must come to an end." Participants discuss t...
directed by Alison Burns, fl. 1990; produced by Sally Bochner, fl. 1988-2010, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 1995), 12 mins
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Sisters in the Struggle
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directed by Ginny Stikeman, fl. 1972-1989 and Dionne Brand, 1953-; produced by Ginny Stikeman, fl. 1972-1989 (Quebec (Province): National Film Board of Canada, 1991), 49 mins
This short documentary features Black women active in politics as well as community, labour and feminist organizing. They share their insights and personal testimonies on the double legacy of racism and sexism, linking their personal struggles with the ongoing battle to end systemic discrimination and violence aga...
directed by Ginny Stikeman, fl. 1972-1989 and Dionne Brand, 1953-; produced by Ginny Stikeman, fl. 1972-1989 (Quebec (Province): National Film Board of Canada, 1991), 49 mins
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Donna's Story
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(National Film Board of Canada, 2001), 51 mins

An intimate portrait of a fiercely determined survivor, Donna's Story profiles a Cree woman who left behind a bleak existence on the streets. She has re-emerged as a powerful voice counselling Aboriginal adults and youth about abuse and addiction. Donna Gamble was raised in foster homes, addicted to drugs and caug...

(National Film Board of Canada, 2001), 51 mins
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Strangers at the Door
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directed by John Howe; produced by John Howe and Maxine Samuels, fl. 1977, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 1977), 28 mins
It had been a hard journey for immigrants Jan Laluckey and his family. But on arrival in Quebec, the New World, all their hopes for a new and better life were dampened when immigration officials refused to allow Kasia, Jan's daughter, to remain. During a routine medical examination it was found that Kasia had cont...
directed by John Howe; produced by John Howe and Maxine Samuels, fl. 1977, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 1977), 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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