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In 1899, seven thousand Doukhobors, members of a pacifist Christian sect, left Russia for Canada to escape persecution for their beliefs. Their history in Canada, marked by attempts to forcibly assimilate them into mainstream society, has been filled with conflict and adversity. Although their unique communal way of life has all but vanished today, the Doukhobors maintain a strong cultural identity and vision.

A one-hour documentary, Soul Communion tells the powerful story of the Doukhobor experience as seen through the eyes of contemporary Doukhobor artists and writers, whose personal histories and creative work are both dramatic and poignant.

1998, 53 min