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Places Not Our Own

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By 1929, Canada's west, which had been home to generations of Métis, was taken over by the railroads and new settlers. The Métis became a forgotten people, relegated to eking out a living as best they could. In Places Not Our Own, Rose l'Esperance, a Métis, is determined that her children will have a normal life and an education. Her hopes reside in her daughter Flora, but the harshness of their situation culminates in a devastating and dramatic event. This film is part of the Daughters of the Country series.

1986, 57 min 10 s

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Gemini Award for Best Pay Television Dramatic Series
Gemini Awards
December 8 to 9 1987, Toronto - Canada

Most Promising Actress Award given to (Dianne Debassige) for her roles in PLACES NOT OUR OWN and THE WAKE
Annual American Indian Film Festival
November 12 to 15 1987, San Francisco - USA