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Catalogue Number:  NFB520227
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  David Bairstow, Blanche Markle
Directors:  Donald Ginsberg
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian Social Issues, Diversity, Family Studies/Home Economics, Fiction, Social Studies, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1957
Running Time:  30

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A discerning study of an immigrant family and the mingled feelings of hope and
despair with which they begin life in a strange land. The film pictures the
arrival of an Italian wife to rejoin her husband in a large Canadian city.
After two years in Canada the husband feels his dream of a better life is
close to realization, but his wife, far from her familiar village, feels that
differences of language and custom are insuperable. How such feelings are
dispelled by simple gestures of friendship from Canadian-born neighbours gives
a heartening conclusion to the film.

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