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Nations at War, Season 1

Catalogue Number:  CP0000EN
Producer:  Chasing Pictures Inc.
Subject:  Architecture, Canadian Social Studies, Diversity, First Nations Studies, History, Indigenous Peoples, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Copyright Year:  2017
Running Time:  286:00

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Nations at War is an exciting historical documentary series. Through cinematic historical footage, interviews with top historians, and state-of-the-art CGI, Nations at War presents a gripping account of the battles that shaped a continent.

At the end of the 15th century, two worlds which had stood apart for generations violently collided. The kingdoms of Europe and the Indigenous nations of the Americas. Despite being divided by language, culture and technology, it was the things they had in common which drove them to war. The quest for power, a desire for resources, and a will to survive.

Through the centuries of conflict that followed cultural and political alliances formed and crumbled, empires rose and fell, and two nations emerged to redraw the map of North America. These are the battles that shaped a continent. These are NATIONS AT WAR!

From the Viking invasion of Newfoundland to the desperate last stand of a Métis Nation fighting for recognition, you’ll bear witness to the triumphs, treacheries and tragedies which bound the destinies of Indigenous and newcomers together.

The stories are narrated by Indigenous actor David Lyle, feature state-of-the-art CGI (computer-generated imagery) shots, interviews with leading historians and cinematic historical footage. Includes interviews with consultants such as Eldon Yellowhorn, a professor of First Nations studies and archaeology at SFU, and David Borys, a Canadian military historian and professor, along with other academics, Indigenous elders, and war veterans. 

Please click here for the Coast Salish version of this series.

“Nations at War is the kind of program that should be part of Canadian school curriculum.” – Greg David,

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