Across Cultures

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A Sense of Family

A Sense of Family
1980, director: Paul Lang

Film (54:15)


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  Description     The film  
This one-hour film charts East Indian immigration from the early 1900s to the present day. The families profiled relate their immigration experiences, as well as their struggle to integrate themselves economically and socially into Canada. These families also talk about their culture and its traditions, throwing the problems of their emigration to Canada into sharp relief.