Across Cultures

Canada: A welcoming land?

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

Barbed Wire and Mandolins

Barbed Wire and Mandolins
1997, director: Nicola Zavaglia

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Domenico Nardoccio was interned with other Italian- Canadian men in Petawawa, Ontario, in 1940. Using notes he made at the time, he describes the camp. An actor reads a letter from a wife experiencing economic hardship due to her husband's internment. Artists' sketches and archival photos depict camp conditions.