Across Cultures

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Watch 60 films, 170 excerpts and over 80 archival artefacts selected by NFB specialists as part of this unique project.

Poland on the Prairies

Poland on the Prairies
1944, director: Laura Boulton

Excerpt (2:55)


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Newly arrived Canadians of Polish origin embrace the traditions of their former homeland. This excerpt puts traditional crafts like spinning, doll making and wood carving on display. The narrator comments that Canada is not a melting-pot, but a place where distinct cultures appreciate each other. A soundtrack of traditional music adds to the spirit of the film.