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Another Smith for paradise

Feature film. "A successful Ukrainian-Canadian financier is beset with problems, many of them arising within the ethnic community in which he grew up." (description from Film Canadiana)

Because they are different

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 undet...

Better housing for British Columbia

Documentary. In British Columbia, where the population is expanding rapidly, there is a need for housing to keep abreast of demand. This film shows what is being done, with National Housing Act assistance, to build planned communities in parts of...


Documentary. The story of a young woman's schizophrenic breakdown and her recovery in a modern mental hospital. Filmed at Riverview Hospital in Essondale, BC.

In search of innocence

Documentary. To find out how Vancouver's poets and painters look at life and art, Quebec filmmaker Leonard Forest explores their favourite haunts -- art galleries, private studios and espresso bars. Among the artists seen in the film are pain...

Kitimat, port to the world

Industrial film. An overview of the Alcan development of Kitimat -- Kenney Dam on the Nechako River; Kemano power plant; the Kitimat smelter, which ships aluminum all over the world; and the community of Kitimat itself.

Lessons in living

Documentary. Community involvement and responsibility in regard to education. The film shows how a school project revitalized the community of Lantzville by giving the children an active part to play in community life.

Life and the land : [Chilcotin]

Documentary. Profiles a unique project of the Department of Indian Affairs that is under way in the Chilcotin. On a 150.000-acre forest management licence, some 70 Indians are building a forestry and vocational training complex for their own peop...

Madeleine is . . .

Feature film. "The film follows the story of Madeleine (Nicola Lipman), a young French Canadian woman living in Vancouver. Caught between her domineering boyfriend Toro (John Juliani), with his socialist poser friends, and a patronizing emplo...

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