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Co-op Housing: The Best Move We Ever Made ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB523313
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Kathleen Shannon, Len Chatwin
Directors:  Laura Sky
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Architecture, Documentary, Social Issues
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1975
Running Time:  22m 25s


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The film explores the dimensions of the housing crisis in Canada, the definition of cooperative housing, and its possibilities as described by some of the people who are living in such dwellings today. Here, housing is owned and operated by people as users, not as investors. The film emphasizes an alternative in housing: security of tenure and mutual aid as the owner-families have come to value them.

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