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.


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 14 s


Questions 1. This excerpt deals with the issue of housing discrimination. Have changes been made to correct this problem?

2. This film focuses on the African Canadian community of Halifax. What community might be the focus of a similar documentary in your community? What issues might people bring up in a group discussion of this kind? What strategies would you use today to make sure that this kind of film reached an audience that had the power to effect change?

About This Film

Short Description

A discussion between black and white youths at the interracial club in Halifax, touching on racial discrimination in employment, housing, education and interpersonal relations.

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