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The Summer of '67

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In 1967, the National Film Board produced two documentaries that captured the spirit of that turbulent year, as social and cultural revolution--and generational change--were part of daily discourse. One film followed the travels of fourteen Toronto teenagers over the course of the summer, while the other documented the conflict between the hippies of the day and Toronto City Council over the future of the Yorkville neighbourhood, then Canada's counter-culture capital. More than two decades later, the filmmakers have sought out some of the films' participants, not as an exercise in nostalgia but to discover what traces remain in the lives of those who most deeply felt the impact of the '60s.

1994, 57 min