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Los Canadienses

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Between 1936 and 1939, over forty thousand volunteers from around the world fought to save Spain's constitutionally elected government. Los Canadienses is about the 1 200 Canadians in the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion who joined that struggle. More than half of them never returned. Emotional, the film never lapses into sentimentality. Respectful, it is committed to the memory of those who truly believed in the cause of the Republic.

1976, 57 min 31 s

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Etrog for Best Documentary
Yorkton Film Festival
October 11 to 15 1977, Yorkton - Canada

TV Award for Best Film Made Specifically for TV
International Film Festival
June 3 to 18 1977, Melbourne - Australia

Blue Ribbon Award - Category 34: International History and Culture
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
May 23 to 28 1977, New York - USA

Robert Flaherty Award
BAFTA / British Academy of Film & Television Awards
March 24 1977, London - England

Silver Hugo
International Film Festival
November 5 to 18 1976, Chicago - USA

Special Mention given by the Fédération internationale de la presse cinématographique FIPRESCI
International Film Festival
October 4 to 10 1976, Mannheim - Germany

Special Prize for the Best Film
International Film Festival
October 4 to 10 1976, Mannheim - Germany

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