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A collection of five films dramatizing Canada's past. Titles include: Gopher Broke: In small-town Depression-era Saskatchewan, a group of desperate people plan to join the Trekkers marching to Ottawa to protest against the wage paid to the unemployed in federal labour camps (24 min. 3 sec.); Mackenzie King and the Conscription Crisis: One of the most important political events in Canadian history: Prime Minister Mackenzie King managed to delay a decision about conscription until the final year of WWII. Some strong language (31 min. 2 sec.); Strangers at the Door: A heartbreaking drama about a Polish family who immigrate to Canada early in the 20th century--only to have one of their members turned away (28 min. 2 sec.); Voice of the Fugitive: The year is 1851. Twelve-year-old Elvin, a former slave, escapes to Canada with a small group of people through the Underground Railroad (28 min. 55 sec.); and The War Is Over: The First World War is over, and the boys are coming home. But old habits die hard, and for some, the fighting continues (27 min. 7 sec.). (139 min. 9 sec.)

1996, 139 min 59 s

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