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The Dramatic Canadian History Series

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A collection of five films dramatizing Canada's past. Titles include: Rendezvous Canada, 1606: The lives of two teenagers who never met--Andashee, a Huron boy at Cahiague, deep in the interior, and Charles de Biencourt, a French boy at Port Royal, the first permanent european settlement north of Florida (29 min.); First Journey, Fort William: Set in 1815, the story of the son of a Native mother and a Scottish-Canadian fur trader. To mark his entry into adulthood, twelve-year-old John is travelling to Fort William, the North West Company's winter headquarters by Lake Superior (23 min. 52 sec.); First Winter: The hardships endured by a family of Irish immigrants deep in the Ottawa Valley in 1830 when the children are left on their own after their mother becomes ill and dies while their father is away working in a logging camp (26 min. 37 sec.); The World Turned Upside-down: The account of eleven-year-old Hannah Ingraham of her family's flight to Canada with the United Empire Loyalists just following the American Revolution (24 min. 35 sec.); and Chandler's Mill: The efforts of a young teenage girl to better the lives of children and other workers in the New Brunswick wool industry on the eve of a public hearing of the Canadian Royal Commission on Capital and Labour in 1889 (29 min. 19 sec.).

1994, 133 min 23 s

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