Item AAAA0205 - Because they are different

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Because they are different

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National Film Board of Canada

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  • 1964 (Creation)

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Documentary. Examines the integration of Canada's Indigenous peoples into white society, focusing on the federal government's program to integrate Indigenous school children. Filmed at a number of schools across Canada; BC content undetermined. Includes interviews with both Indigenous peoples and white Canadians, some of which contains viewpoints and commentary which are now outdated and can be considered offensive.

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A digital copy is available. Please contact staff for further information.
A VHS reference copy is available for this item.
Film can be viewed on the NFB website.

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Copyright National Film Board of Canada.

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Content notes in file F1989:17.

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References: Listed in Duffy, "Camera West", entry #B/14.

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Accession number(s): F1989:17

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producing agency/company: National Film Board of Canada; producer: Richard Gilbert; script: Jack Ofield; photography: Paul Leach; narrator: Pierre Berton

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