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Speaking of Canada

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A collection for teaching English as a Second Language. Titles include: The House that Jack Built: A fellow with a new house aches to be somewhere better (8 min. 2 sec.); From Flores: A shipwreck off Vancouver Island leaves no survivors (12 min. 15 sec.); The Sweater: Roch Carrier's story of a young Montreal Canadiens fan who receives a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey sweater (10 min. 21 sec.); Canada Vignettes: Log Driver's Waltz: Loggers on the dance floor with music by folk singers Kate and Anna McGarrigle (3 min. 17 sec.); The Romance of Transportation in Canada: From the voyageurs to rush hours (10 min. 40 sec.); Canada Vignettes: Bill Miner: An episode in the career of the turn-of-the-century train robber in British Columbia (1 min.); Canada Vignettes: Land Bridge: The journey of nomadic Asians to North America via a land bridge (1 min.); Canada Vignettes: Newfoundland: The landing in Newfoundland of Viking explorers (1 min.); Canada Vignettes: Port Royal: Winter hardships of the first French settlers in North America and their eventual establishment of Port Royal, the foundation of Acadia (1 min.); Canada Vignettes: Trading Post: The Hudson's Bay trading post and the relationship between fur traders and Indians (1 min.); Canada Vignettes: The Bluenose 1921-1946: A short history of Bluenose schooners (2 min.); The Ballad of Crowfoot: An often bitter account of the opening of the Canadian West (10 min. 18 sec.); The Age of Invention: The machine age on the eve of World War I (10 min. 45 sec.); The Apprenticeship of Mordecai Richler (excerpt): One of Canada's best-known authors (13 min. 38 sec.); Inuit - The People: The hunter-gatherer from early tundra existence to the present (14 min. 32 sec.); and Canada: Landform Regions: A helicopter view of Canadian geography (15 min. 8 sec.).

1992, 119 min 11 s

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