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Secret Nation ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB523177
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Paul Pope, Mike Mahoney, Don Haig
Directors:  Michael Jones
Producing Agencies:  Black Spot Inc. (St. John's)
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Politics, Fiction, Politics
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1992
Running Time:  108:55
Closed Captions:  Yes


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Home in St. John's, after too many years in Montreal, history student Frieda Vokey involuntarily slips deep into the maze of mystery and intrigue that surrounds the joining of Newfoundland to Canada in 1949. Her father, Lester, part of the Great Debate then, is strangely uncommunicative with Frieda. Finding the truth becomes a quest which involves a daring late-night archival break-in which is perhaps itself a metaphor for Frieda's entrance into the labyrinth of her own psyche. Scary stuff, but Frieda's mother, Oona, is always there helping to ensure that the truth will out.

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