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Places Not Our Own ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB525891
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Norma Bailey, Ches Yetman
Directors:  Derek Mazur
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Early Childhood Education, Family Studies/Home Economics, Fiction, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Peoples, Social Issues, Social Studies, Special Education, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1986
Running Time:  57m 20s


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By 1929, Canada's west, which had been home to generations of Métis, was taken over by the railroads and new settlers. The Métis became a forgotten people, relegated to eking out a living as best they could. In Places Not Our Own, Rose l'Esperance, a Métis, is determined that her children will have a normal life and an education. Her hopes reside in her daughter Flora, but the harshness of their situation culminates in a devastating and dramatic event. This film is part of the Daughters of the Country series.

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