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Like the Trees ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB526499
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Kathleen Shannon, Len Chatwin
Directors:  Kathleen Shannon
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Biography, Documentary, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Peoples, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1974
Running Time:  14:30

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This short film is told in the first person by Rose, a Métis woman from northern Alberta who has left a difficult life in the city to rediscover her roots by returning to her Woodland Cree community. Rose reveals the racism, isolation and health issues she faced when trying to make a life for herself outside her home community, and how she is able to help others now that she has reconnected to her culture.

The film is part of a 1970s series of eleven films title Working Mothers by producer/director Kathleen Shannon, exposing inequality for women in accessing education, childcare, and equal pay. These films led to the creation of Studio D at the National Film Board, the world’s first feminist production studio.?

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