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Legacy to a New Land: A Celebration of Ukrainian Settlement in the West

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This video compilation celebrates the Ukrainian immigrants who settled the Prairies. Produced in 1942, New Home in the West commemorates 50 years of hope and hard work, from clearing the land to Golden Jubilee festivities in this charming retrospective of Ukrainian settlement in the West (16 min.). Ukrainian Winter Holidays: This delightful archival film focuses on the songs and rituals of a traditional Ukrainian Christmas and New Year on the Prairies (22 min.). Laughter in My Soul: Travel to a bygone era and meet Jacob Maydanyk, Ukrainian immigrant, artist, humourist, publisher, teacher and creator of comic strip character and folk hero 'Shteef Tabachniuk.' Kurelek: The paintings of self-taught Prairie artist William Kurelek capture the memories his father brought with him from the Ukraine, and the quiet beauty of farm life in the family's new Canadian home (10 min. 7 sec.). Teach Me to Dance: A touching drama set in turn-of-the-century Alberta about how friendship and a simple Ukrainian dance helped break the barriers of prejudice and hostility (28 min. 35 sec.). Ted Baryluk's Grocery: Ted Baryluk and his grocery store symbolize the end of an era in Winnipeg's 'North End.' After 20 years in the same location, Ted talks about the changing neighbourhood (10 min. 19 sec.).

1991, 112 min 17 s

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