Across Cultures

Canada: A welcoming land?

About this theme

This theme explores the history of immigration to Canada and the policies that shaped the country.

Lost Dreams

Lost Dreams
1999, director: Daniel Frenette

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A young Canadian woman of Ukrainian origin relates the story of her father's bringing his family to Canada to escape the poverty in Ukraine and flee the Austrian Empire. She also talks about the repression and persecution that Canadians of Ukrainian background faced during the First World War, as many were sent to internment camps.