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.

Strangers for the Day

Strangers for the Day
1962, director: Georges Dufaux, Jacques Godbout

Excerpt (2:22)


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> Middle Eastern people | Immigration | Montreal | Work | European Canadians | Education

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Emigrating from Syria to Canada, a man and his daughter are on a train heading for Montréal, telling their story. The narrator interprets their comments. The train is full of immigrants: some want money, some want land, some want education. Most want a steady job and a decent place to live.