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The Rise and Fall of English Montreal ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB521989
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  William Brind, Dennis Murphy
Directors:  William Weintraub
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Literature, Canadian Politics, Diversity, Documentary, French, Politics
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1993
Running Time:  50:29
Closed Captions:  Yes


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In the past 20 years, some 300,000 English-speaking people have left Montréal, convinced they had no future in a Québec that had become increasingly French, increasingly nationalistic. In this video we meet some of the people who are moving away and recall the days, in the last century, when there were more English-speaking people than French in Montréal. The video poses a controversial question: Will the city, with its youth leaving in great numbers, become a community of the elderly, unable to renew itself?

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