Cultural Diversity

People from many national backgrounds meet in Canada. This gives us a remarkable cultural richness but sometimes creates problems in communication and coexistence.

Excerpts


Encounter at Kwacha House-Halifax

Encounter at Kwacha House-Halifax 1

Encounter at Kwacha House-Halifax 2


The Newcomers

The Newcomers 1

Encounter at Kwacha House-Halifax

1967, Director: Rex Tasker

      1 min 8 s


    


Questions 1. How does the excerpt reflect issues that were important during the 1960s? Are they still as important today?

2. The film reflects changes in the art of documentary. Note that it lacks any narrator. How does the excerpt reflect new attitudes in whose voice should appear in documentary films?


About This Film

Synopsis/Credits

A vociferous discussion between black and white youths at the interracial club in Halifax, touching on racial discrimination in employment, housing, education and interpersonal relations.
Running Time: 17 min 55 s

Director Rex Tasker

Producer John Kemeny, Barrie Howells

Producers National Film Board of Canada


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