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.

Le Quatuor de l'exil

Le Quatuor de l'exil
1994, director: Yves Bisaillon

Excerpt (1:50)

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Fuaad, a young Somali political refugee living in Canada, observes that the white man has always tried to dominate Africans through any means available, including education, culture and language. Africans are misrepresented as being uniformly poor and naturally aggressive. Hunger and sickness exist in rich countries like Canada also. Videotape of difficult situations in Africa puts his comments in context.