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Poland on the Prairies

Poland on the Prairies
1944, director: Laura Boulton

Film (19:00)


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  Description     The film  
The film opens with the traditional Easter ceremony of the Polish-Canadian community. Coming to Manitoba with the hope of a better life, these hard-working people developed their own skills and devices, keeping their traditions as they added their strength to the agricultural work-force. Spinning, woodcarving, embroidery and dance are among the many activities which reflect their Polish heritage.