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Tango in a Cold City

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While grateful for the prosperity and security of their adopted country, many immigrants to Canada feel the need to define themselves through a return to their roots. For Argentines, the tango will always recall the land they left behind. But it's not only Argentines who gravitate towards tango. Vietnamese barbers, Scottish engineers, Russian violinists, American executives and even native-born Canadians can become entranced by the romanticism of this most sensual of dances. This film introduces us to some of these people and delves into their passion for a dance that has transformed their lives. As the great Argentine dancer Gavito says, "Tango is a feeling, a feeling between a man and a women."

2000, 42 min 14 s

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