Across Cultures

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1957, director: Donald Ginsberg

Excerpt (4:11)

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> Italian Canadians | Women | Social isolation | Social integration | Families | Psychological aspects

  Description     The film  
Newly arrived in Canada, an Italian woman has difficulty adjusting. Her lack of language skills has increased her sense of isolation in the home. It is hard to make social contacts. Her husband has done well working in Canada for two years. She resists the idea of bringing her father over because she herself is so unhappy.