Across Cultures

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Ted Baryluk's Grocery

Ted Baryluk's Grocery
1982, director: Michael Mirus, John Paskievich

Film (10:19)

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> Prairie provinces | Family businesses | Food and Meals | Multiculturalism | Aboriginal people | Neighbourhood life | Ukrainian Canadians | Families | Children | Adolescents | Winnipeg | Women

  Description     The film  
Ukrainian-Canadian Ted Baryluk's grocery store has been a fixture in Winnipeg's north end for over twenty years. In this photo study, Ted talks about his store, the customers who have come and gone, and the social changes his multicultural neighbourhood has seen. But most of all he wonders what will become of his store after he retires. He hopes his daughter, Helen, will take over, but she wants to move away. The film is a wistful rendering of a shopkeeper's relationship with his daughter and a fascinating portrait of a neighbourhood and its inhabitants.