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Walk a Mile: The Immigrant Experience in Canada - Episode 1 - Identity ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB534288
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Dan Moscrip
Directors:  Dan Moscrip
Producing Agencies:  Knowledge Network (Burnaby)
Subject:  Canadian Social Issues, Diversity, Documentary, Early Childhood Education, Family Studies/Home Economics, Fiction, Social Studies, Sociology
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1999
Running Time:  26m 51s
Closed Captions:  Yes


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This episode puts a human face on the immigrant experience. Newcomers tell us why they have come to Canada and talk about how this move has affected their sense of identity. Families also discuss the conflicts between generations that immigration can cause.

Walk a Mile: The Immigrant Experience in Canada is a 4-part series that reveals the challenges faced by immigrants who leave all they know to make a new home in Canada. The aim of this series, as the title suggests, is for viewers to walk that symbolic mile in the others' shoes and to more readily show understanding and tolerance of the immigrant experience in Canada.

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